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hill

noun [C] uk   /hɪl/ us  
A2 an area of land that is higher than the surrounding land: Hills are not as high as mountains. Their house is on the top of a hill. In the summer, the shepherds move their sheep up into the hills (= an area where there are hills). a slope in a road: That hill's far too steep to cycle up.the Hill US Capitol Hill (= the US legislature or the place where it meets)
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in Korean 언덕…
in Arabic تَلّ, هَضَبة…
in French colline, pente…
in Turkish tepe, yükselti…
in Italian collina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小山,丘陵, (路的)斜坡…
in Russian холм…
in Polish wzgórze, wzniesienie…
in Spanish colina, cuesta…
in Portuguese colina, morro…
in German die Anhöhe, der Hügel…
in Catalan turó…
in Japanese 丘, 小山…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小山,丘陵, (路的)斜坡…
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