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up·hill

 (ŭp′hĭl′)
adj.
1. Located on high or higher ground: an uphill mine entrance.
2. Going up a hill or slope: an uphill climb.
3. Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious: an uphill election campaign against a popular incumbent.
adv. (ŭp′hĭl′)
1. To or toward higher ground; up a slope.
2. Against adversity; with difficulty: struggling uphill to make ends meet.
n.
An upward slope or incline.

uphill

(ˈʌpˈhɪl)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) inclining, sloping, or leading upwards
2. requiring arduous and protracted effort: an uphill task.
adv
3. (Physical Geography) up an incline or slope; upwards
4. against difficulties
n
(Physical Geography) a rising incline; ascent

up•hill

(adv., adj. ˈʌpˈhɪl; n. ˈʌpˌhɪl)

adv.
1. up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward: The soldiers marched uphill.
adj.
2. going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill road.
3. at a high place or point: an uphill village.
4. laboriously fatiguing or difficult: an uphill struggle.
n.
5. a rising terrain; ascent.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uphill - the upward slope of a hilluphill - the upward slope of a hill    
acclivity, ascent, climb, upgrade, raise, rise - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
Adj.1.uphill - sloping upwarduphill - sloping upward      
ascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
Adv.1.uphill - against difficulties; "she was talking uphill"
2.uphill - upward on a hill or inclineuphill - upward on a hill or incline; "this street lay uphill"

uphill

adjective
1. ascending, rising, upward, mounting, climbing a long, uphill journey
ascending descending, downhill, lowering
2. arduous, hard, taxing, difficult, tough, exhausting, punishing, gruelling, strenuous, laborious, wearisome, Sisyphean It had been an uphill struggle to achieve what she wanted.
noun
1. (S. African) difficulty, problem, trouble, dilemma, headache (informal), hassle (informal), can of worms (informal) This job has been a real uphill.

uphill

adjective
Not easy to do, achieve, or master:
Translations
صاعِدصَاعِداًصَعْبعلى المُنْحَدَر
do kopceobtížnýstoupající
op ad bakkevanskelig
ylämäkeen
uzbrdo
dombra felhegynek fel haladó
brattur, upp í mótierfiîurupp í móti
坂の上へ
위를 향하여
do kopca
navkreber
uppåt
ซึ่งเป็นเนิน ซึ่งขึ้นเขา
lên dốc

uphill

[ˈʌpˈhɪl]
A. ADV to go uphillir cuesta arriba
the road goes uphill for two milesla carretera sube durante dos millas
B. ADJen cuesta, en pendiente (fig) → arduo, penoso
it's uphill all the way (lit) → el camino es todo cuesta arriba (fig) → es una tarea laboriosa
it was an uphill strugglefue muy difícil
it's an uphill taskes una tarea laboriosa

uphill

[ˌʌpˈhɪl]
adj
[walk, journey] → en montée
a long, uphill journey → un long trajet, tout en montée
an uphill climb → une ascension
(fig) [task] → difficile, ardu(e)
an uphill struggle → une dure lutte
an uphill battle → un combat difficile, un dur combat
an uphill struggle to do sth → une dure lutte pour faire qch
an uphill battle to do sth → une dur combat pour faire qch
adv [face, look] → en amont; [move] → vers le haut; [push] → vers le haut
to go uphill [person, vehicle, road, path] → monter
to walk uphill → monter (en marchant)

uphill

advbergauf; to go uphillbergauf gehen, steigen; (road also) → bergauf führen; (car) → den Berg hinauffahren
adj roadbergauf (führend); (fig) work, strugglemühsam, mühselig; it’s uphill all the way (lit)es geht die ganze Strecke bergauf; (fig)es ist ein harter Kampf; an uphill struggle or battleein mühsamer or mühseliger Kampf; uphill skiBergski m

uphill

[ˌʌpˈhɪl]
1. adv to go uphillandare in salita, salire
2. adjin salita, in su (fig) (task, battle) → arduo/a
uphill ski → sci m inv a monte
it's uphill all the way → è tutta salita (fig) → è una continua lotta

up

(ap) adverb, adjective
1. to, or at, a higher or better position. Is the elevator going up?; The office is up on the top floor; She looked up at him; The price of coffee is up again.
2. erect. Sit/Stand up; He got up from his chair.
3. out of bed. What time do you get up?; I'll be up all night finishing this work.
4. to the place or person mentioned or understood. A taxi drove up and she got in; He came up (to me) and shook hands.
5. into the presence, or consideration, of a person, group of people etc. He brought up the subject during the conversation.
6. to an increased degree eg of loudness, speed etc. Please turn the radio up a little!; Speak up! I can't hear you
7. used to indicate completeness; throughly or finally. You'll end up in hospital if you don't drive more carefully; Help me wash up the dishes!; I've used up the whole supply of paper; He tore up the letter.
preposition
1. to or at a higher level on. He climbed up the tree.
2. (at a place) along. They walked up the street; Their house is up the road.
3. towards the source of (a river). When do the salmon start swimming up the river?
verbpast tense, past participle upped
to increase (a price etc). They upped the price that they wanted for their house.
ˈupward adjective
going up or directed up. They took the upward path; an upward glance.
ˈupward(s) adverb
(facing) towards a higher place or level. He was lying on the floor face upwards; The path led upwards.
ˌup-and-ˈcoming adjective
(of eg a person starting a career) progressing well. an up-and-coming young doctor.
ˌupˈhill adverb
up a slope. We travelled uphill for several hours.
adjective
1. sloping upwards; ascending. an uphill road.
2. difficult. This will be an uphill struggle.
ˌupˈstairs adverb
on or to an upper floor. His room is upstairs; She went upstairs to her bedroom.
nounplural upˈstairs
the upper floor(s). The ground floor needs painting, but the upstairs is nice; (also adjective) an upstairs sitting room.
upˈstream adverb
towards the upper part or source of a stream, river etc. Salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs.
be up and about
to be out of bed. I've been up and about for hours; Is she up and about again after her accident?
be up to
1. to be busy or occupied with (an activity etc). What is he up to now?
2. to be capable of. He isn't quite up to the job.
3. to reach the standard of. This work isn't up to your best.
4. to be the duty or privilege of. It's up to you to decide; The final choice is up to him.
up to
as far, or as much, as. He counted up to 100; Up to now, the work has been easy.
up to date
1. completed etc up to the present time. Is the catalogue up to date?
2. modern and in touch with the latest ideas. This method is up to date.

uphill

صَاعِداً do kopce op ad bakke bergauf ανηφορικά cuesta arriba ylämäkeen en amont uzbrdo in salita 坂の上へ 위를 향하여 bergop oppoverbakke w górę acima, morro acima в гору uppåt ซึ่งเป็นเนิน ซึ่งขึ้นเขา yokuş yukarı lên dốc 上坡

uphill

adv cuesta arriba
References in classic literature ?
The prize-story experience had seemed to open a way which might, after long traveling and much uphill work, lead to this delightful chateau en Espagne.
He kept our feet on the smoothest part of the road, and if the uphill was very long, he set the carriage wheels a little across the road, so as not to run back, and gave us a breathing.
Something is coming uphill," said Mother Wolf, twitching one ear.
In another moment the colossal mechanism went striding by me, and passed uphill towards Pyrford.
It is a military axiom not to advance uphill against the enemy, nor to oppose him when he comes downhill.
So it will go on, worsening and worsening," thought Adam; "there's no slipping uphill again, and no standing still when once youve begun to slip down.
I am aware, more aware than Crawford can be, that the man who means to make you love him (you having due notice of his intentions) must have very uphill work, for there are all your early attachments and habits in battle array; and before he can get your heart for his own use he has to unfasten it from all the holds upon things animate and inanimate, which so many years' growth have confirmed, and which are considerably tightened for the moment by the very idea of separation.
They put a stock of candle-ends into the lantern, hung the latter to the off-side of the load, and directed the horse onward, walking at his shoulder at first during the uphill parts of the way, in order not to overload an animal of so little vigour.
And the road that led out of it for him was the uphill road of literature.
put his horses into a canter and took us forward at such a rate, uphill though it was, that the wheels sent the road drift flying about our heads like spray from a water-mill.
It proved a very different business travelling along down hill on that magnificent pathway with full stomachs from what it was travelling uphill over the snow quite starved and almost frozen.
They went through the muddy village, past threshing floors and green fields of winter rye, downhill where snow still lodged near the bridge, uphill where the clay had been liquefied by the rain, past strips of stubble land and bushes touched with green here and there, and into a birch forest growing on both sides of the road.