downhill

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

down- +‎ hill

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (adjective, noun) IPA(key): /ˈdaʊnˌhɪl/
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  • (adverb) IPA(key): /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Adverb[edit]

downhill (comparative more downhill, superlative most downhill)

  1. Down a slope.
    Because we got to the summit of the mountain, we could only go downhill from there.
  2. (by extension) Deteriorating, getting worse.
    After Don made those tasteless remarks, our relationship with him went downhill.

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Adjective[edit]

downhill (comparative further downhill, superlative furthest downhill)

  1. Located down a slope or hill.
  2. Going down a slope or a hill.
  3. (by extension) Easy.

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Easy" sense: comparative and superlative are usually made with more and most.

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Noun[edit]

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downhill (countable and uncountable, plural downhills)

  1. (uncountable) The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing.
  2. (countable) A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing.

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Verb[edit]

downhill (third-person singular simple present downhills, present participle downhilling, simple past and past participle downhilled)

  1. To take part in downhill skiing.

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Noun[edit]

downhill m (plural downhills)

  1. downhill (skiing)