Uphill - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌʌpˈhɪl|  American pronunciation of the word uphill
Brit.  |ˌʌpˈhɪl|  British pronunciation of the word uphill

noun

- the upward slope of a hill

adverb

- against difficulties
- upward on a hill or incline

adjective

- sloping upward (syn: acclivitous, rising)

Examples

It is easier to ride a bicycle downhill than uphill.

...no matter where you go bicycle touring, the uphills always seem to outnumber the downhills...

It has been an uphill battle for her to get an education.

...an uphill battle to eradicate poverty in an area of the state that has never known anything else...

The road twists uphill.

...the state's well-known conservatism means that progressive legislation always has an uphill battle...

It is easier to ride a bike downhill than uphill.

You have to gear down when you drive uphill.

I was short of breath climbing uphill.

From here is a long stiff uphill along the coast.

You don't know what uphill work it is.

You have to change down when you drive uphill.

It is hard for him to go uphill.

Keeping the house tidy is an uphill battle .

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