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.
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.
a rising terrain; ascent.
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