Meaning of uphill

up•hill

Pronunciation: (adv., adj.up'hil'n.up'hil&sec), [key]
— adv.
  1. up or as if up the slope of a hill or other incline; upward: The soldiers marched uphill. Water does not run uphill without assistance.
—adj.
  1. going or tending upward on or as if on a hill: an uphill road.
  2. at a high place or point: an uphill village.
  3. laboriously fatiguing or difficult: an uphill struggle to become wealthy.
—n.
  1. a rising terrain; ascent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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