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Topic: ROADS

Language: Old English
Origin: hyll

hill

noun
     
hill S2 W2 [countable]
1DN an area of land that is higher than the land around it, like a mountain but smaller [↪ uphill, downhill]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
steep hill rolling hills (=hills with long gentle slopes) wooded hill (=one covered with trees) green hill (=one covered with grass) climb a hill (=walk or drive up a hill) brow/crest of a hill (=the top part of a hill) hills and valleys hill farm/town hill country (=a rural area where there are a lot of hills)
Their house is on a hill overlooking the sea.
the top of Sidbury Hill
A cart was making its way up the steep hill .
In the spring, the rolling hills around Yakima Valley turn white with blossom.
the hill towns of central Italy
2DNTTR a slope on a road:
There's a steep hill ahead.
downhill, uphill
3PG

the Hill

American English Capitol Hill
4

over the hill

no longer young, and therefore no longer attractive or good at doing things:
Kathleen thinks she's over the hill, but she's only 32.
5

it doesn't amount to a hill of beans

American English spoken it is not important
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