adv., adj. /down"hil"/; n. /down"hil'/, adv.
1. down the slope of a hill; downward.
2. into a worse or inferior condition: The business has been going downhill.
3. going or tending downward on or as on a hill.
4. free of problems or obstacles; easy: After the initial setbacks on the project, it was downhill all the way.
5. of or pertaining to skiing downhill.
6. a timed ski race on a steep slope in which competitors take the most direct route to the finish line following a course with relatively few turns and attaining very high speeds. Cf. slalom.
[1585-95; DOWN1 + HILL]

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