climb

climb
climb1 [ klaım ] verb ***
▸ 1 move on hands and feet
▸ 2 walk to top of
▸ 3 become higher
▸ 4 get into/out of something
▸ 5 move higher
▸ 6 achieve higher level
▸ 7 when plants grow up something
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) intransitive or transitive to use your hands and feet to move up, over, down, or across something:
He climbed onto the roof to check the TV antenna.
We escaped by climbing through a window.
The barbed wire is to stop people from climbing over the fence.
climb a ladder/tree/wall: He climbed the ladder to get onto the roof.
a ) to use your hands and feet to move up cliffs or mountains as a sport:
She was the third woman to climb Mount Everest.
go climbing: If you go climbing you need the right boots.
2. ) intransitive or transitive to walk to the top of something high:
We left the road and climbed the hill toward the woods.
a ) to walk to the top of some steps or stairs:
They had to climb ten flights of stairs because the elevator was broken.
3. ) intransitive if a temperature, price, or the level of something climbs, it becomes higher:
Temperatures climbed into the 90s.
Their profits climbed from $20 million to $50 million last year.
climb steadily: Unemployment has climbed steadily over the past year.
4. ) intransitive to get into or out of something, especially by stepping to a higher or lower position:
Sara yawned as she climbed wearily into bed.
5. ) intransitive if an aircraft climbs, it moves up to a higher position in the air:
The plane climbed to an altitude of 60,000 feet.
a ) if a road or path climbs, it leads upward gradually to a higher place
6. ) intransitive or transitive to move to a higher level in your job or social position:
people who climb to the top of their profession
climb the career/social ladder: He began working at eighteen, determined to climb the career ladder.
a ) to achieve a high position in a list or competition:
climb to: The book climbed steadily to number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
7. ) intransitive if a plant climbs up or over something, it grows up it
climbing the walls INFORMAL
very annoyed and impatient, especially because something unpleasant has been happening for a long time
,climb `down phrasal verb intransitive BRITISH
to admit you were wrong, especially after expressing an opinion or argument very firmly
climb
climb 2 [ klaım ] noun count usually singular *
1. ) a gradual movement to a higher position by someone who is walking or climbing:
climb up: The trip also includes a climb up the dormant volcano.
a ) a gradual movement to a higher position by an aircraft or vehicle:
The plane began a steep climb to 27,000 feet.
b ) a distance that you have to climb to get somewhere:
The summit is only a short climb from here.
2. ) an increase in temperature, or in the price or level of something:
We left before the temperature began its daily climb to 95 degrees.
3. ) the process of moving to a higher level in your job or social position:
her climb from relative obscurity to international stardom

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Climb — Climb! Beschreibung Deutschsprachige Kletterzeitschrift Verlag Bruckmann Verlag Erstausgabe 2006 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Climb! — Beschreibung Deutschsprachige Kletterzeitschrift Verlag Bruckmann Verlag Erstausgabe 2006 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • climb — Ⅰ. climb UK US /klaɪm/ verb ► [I] if a price, number, or amount climbs, it increases: costs/prices/rates climb »Our costs have climbed rapidly in the last few years. »climb steadily/steeply/slowly ► [I or T] to improve your position at work or in …   Financial and business terms

  • climb — climb·able; climb; climb·er; up·climb·er; …   English syllables

  • Climb — (kl[imac]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Climbed} (kl[imac]md), Obs. or Vulgar {Clomb} (kl[o^]m); p. pr. & vb. n. {Climbing}.] [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. kl[=i]fa, and E. cleave to adhere.] 1. To ascend or mount… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Climb — Climb, v. t. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Climb — Climb, n. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • climb — ► VERB 1) go or come up to a higher position. 2) go up or scale (a hill, rock face, etc.) 3) (of a plant) grow up (a supporting structure) by clinging to or twining round it. 4) move with effort into or out of a confined space. 5) increase in… …   English terms dictionary

  • climb — index headway, progress, surmount Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • climb — vb *ascend, mount, scale Antonyms: descend …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • climb — [v] crawl, move up ape up*, ascend, clamber, escalade, escalate, go up, mount, rise, scale, soar, top; concept 166 Ant. descend, dismount, go down, retreat …   New thesaurus

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