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Meaning of “downhill” in the English Dictionary

"downhill" in British English

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downhilladverb, adjective

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
C2 (​moving) towards the ​bottom of a ​hill: It's so much ​easierrunning downhill! The ​route is all downhill from here to the ​finishingline.
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(Definition of downhill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"downhill" in American English

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downhilladjective, adverb

 us   /ˈdɑʊnˈhɪl/
toward or going toward the ​bottom of something or to a ​lowerplace: a ​steep downhill ​path She ​let the ​bikecoast downhill. If something goes downhill, it ​becomesworse or ​worth less ​money: The ​automobileindustrystarted to go downhill.
(Definition of downhill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"downhill" in Business English

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downhilladverb

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
toward a ​lower or worse ​position or ​condition: The ​company went downhill after being taken over by a second-rate ​firm which ​ran it into the ​ground. 42% of ​peoplepolledthought the ​economy was ​headed downhill.
(Definition of downhill from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “downhill”
in Arabic بِاتِّجاه سَفْح التَّلّة…
in Korean 내리막길 아래로…
in Portuguese morro abaixo…
in Catalan costa avall…
in Japanese 下り坂に(で)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向山下, 朝坡下, 下山的…
in Turkish yokuş aşağı, tepeden aşağı…
in Russian под гору…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向山下, 朝坡下, 下山的…
in Italian in discesa…
in Polish z górki, w dół…
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