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noun [countable]     hill pronunciation in British English
/hɪl/
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  1. 1
    an area of land that is higher than the land surrounding it but smaller and lower than a mountain

    the Pentland Hills

    an area popular with hill walkers

    the top/bottom of a hill:

    They climbed slowly to the top of the hill.

    on a hill:

    The village is built on a steep hill.

    in the hills:

    We went walking in the hills.

    1. a.
      a steep slope in a path or road

      Go up the hill and turn right at the lights.

      the brow (=top) of a hill:

      A motorcycle appeared over the brow of the hill.

  2. 2

    the Hill

    American informal the US Congress
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    3
    the hill you want to die on where you choose to make your stand

    In my opinion, this is not a hill to die on.

    Not every hill is worth dying on.

    Is this the hill you want to die on?

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/03/2017
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