big, high, long, tall

The bus sped down the long hill.

little, low, small

The town is set on a small hill.

gentle, slight
rolling hills, undulating hills

The landscape is made up of low, rolling hills.

blue, green, etc.
bare, barren, forested, grassy, open, rocky, rugged, sandy (esp. AmE), wooded
snow-covered, snowy
lush, verdant
distant, far

the distant blue hills

isolated (esp. BrE)
surrounding hills

Troops forced villagers to flee to the surrounding hills.

chalk, limestone, etc.

the limestone hills of Kentucky

ski (AmE)
ascend (formal), climb, climb up, go up, scale

They climbed a steep hill and came to the town.

crest, top (both esp. AmE)

They crested a small hill and then the path curved.

come down, descend (formal)
take to the hills (literary)

We took to the hills in a variety of four-wheel-drive vehicles.

roam the hills, walk the hills
cover, dot

Olive groves cover the hills.

the houses which dotted the hill

overlook sth, rise

a hill overlooking the wide valley below

Wooded hills rise behind the town.

surround sth
climbing, walking (usually hillwalking)
climb, race (esp. BrE)
walker (usually hillwalker)
sheep (BrE)
farm, farmer, farming (all esp. BrE)
station (= a small town in the hills, esp. in India), town, village (BrE)

In the heat of summer the rich fled to the hill stations.

top (usually hilltop)
start (= starting a vehicle on a slope) (BrE)
down a/the hill

A grassy path led down the hill.

in the hills

There are several lead mines in the hills above the town.

on a/the hill

The church is perched on a hill.

over a/the hill

Over the hill lies another town.

up a/the hill

A few yards up the hill, on the left, was a turning.

hill above

the hills above the town

the bottom of a/the hill, the foot of a/the hill

A spring emerges at the bottom of the hill.

the crest of a/the hill, the top of a/the hill

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