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Verb: climb  klIm
  1. Go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?";
    - climb up, mount, go up
     
  2. Move with difficulty, by grasping
     
  3. Go up or advance
    "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered";
    - wax, mount, rise
     
  4. Slope upward
    "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
     
  5. Improve one's social status
    "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
     
  6. Increase in value or to a higher point
    "prices climbed steeply";
    - rise, go up
Noun: climb  klIm
  1. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    "the car couldn't make it up the climb";
    - ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, upgrade [N. Amer]
     
  2. An event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude, temperature or intensity etc.)
    - climbing, mounting
     
  3. The act of climbing something
    "it was a difficult climb to the top";
    - mount

Sounds like: clime

Derived forms: climbs, climbed, climbing

See also: climb down, climb on

Type of: advance, arise, ascending, ascension, ascent, come along, come on, come up, get along, get on, go up, grow, incline, increase, lift, move, move up, pitch, progress, rise, rising, shape up, side, slope, uprise

Encyclopedia: Climb