1. adverb /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
Down a slope

Because we got to the summit of the mountain, we could only go downhill from there

2. adjective /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
a) located down a slope or hill

After Don made those tasteless remarks, our relationship with him went downhill.

b) going down a slope or a hill
3. noun /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
a) The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing
b) A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing

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