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Definition of "uphill" []

  • Located on high or higher ground: an uphill mine entrance. (adjective)
  • Going up a hill or slope: an uphill climb. (adjective)
  • Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious: an uphill election campaign against a popular incumbent. (adjective)
  • To or toward higher ground; up a slope. (adverb)
  • Against adversity; with difficulty: struggling uphill to make ends meet. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uphill" in a sentence
  • "And for those of you all who don't ski, the term uphill skier means Scott, as you kind of heard explained there, Scott was the guy behind the other man as they both came down that ski trail."
  • "Barack Obama already, as we say, is looking beyond what he calls his uphill battle in Pennsylvania to the primaries in two weeks on May 6."
  • "Barack Obama already is looking beyond what he calls his uphill battle in Pennsylvania to the primaries in two weeks on May 6."