See also: Uphill

English edit

Etymology edit

up +‎ hill.

Pronunciation edit

  • (adjective, noun) IPA(key): /ˈʌphɪl/
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  • (adverb) IPA(key): /ʌpˈhɪl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Adverb edit

uphill (comparative more uphill, superlative most uphill)

  1. Up a slope, towards higher ground.
  2. (by extension) With difficulty.

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Adjective edit

uphill (comparative further uphill, superlative furthest uphill)

  1. Located up a slope or on a hill.
  2. Going up a slope or a hill.
    • 1900, Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men on the Bummel[1]:
      “There’s a lot of uphill about a bicycle tour,” said he, “and the wind is against you.”
      “So there is downhill, and the wind behind you,” said Harris.
    • 1947 January and February, O. S. Nock, “"The Aberdonian" in Wartime”, in Railway Magazine, page 9:
      The engine seemed a little sensitive to wet rails, and in consequence the uphill work was not so good north of Dundee as it had been earlier. But I have noted this same "touchiness" on the part of the "A4s", and other modern British 4-6-2s, so that in this respect No. 2006 proved no exception.
  3. (by extension) Difficult or laborious.
    • 2022 June 7, Phil McNulty, “Germany 1-1- England”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      For a large part of this game, England once again looked like a team suffering from the rigours of a long season and faced an uphill task when Hofmann put Germany in front.

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  • Sense 3 comparative and superlative is usually made with more and most

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Noun edit

uphill (plural uphills)

  1. An uphill route.

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