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uphill

adjective, adverb  /ˈʌpˈhɪl/ us  
leading to a higher place on a slope: The runners began the uphill climb to the finish line. As we started driving uphill, the car made a strange noise. fig. Uphill can also mean difficult and needing a large amount of effort: Recovering from the accident will be an uphill battle for her, but she’s doing well.
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