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down•hill



Pronunciation: (
adv., adj.doun'hil';
n.doun'hil"),
[key]
adv.
1. down the slope of a hill; downward.
2. into a worse or inferior condition: The business has been going downhill.

adj.
1. going or tending downward on or as on a hill.
2. free of problems or obstacles; easy: After the initial setbacks on the project, it was downhill all the way.
3. of or pertaining to skiing downhill.

n.
a timed ski race on a steep slope in which competitors take the most direct route to the finish line following a course with relatively few turns and attaining very high speeds. Cf. slalom.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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