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climb

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verb \ˈklīm\

Definition of climb

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to go upward with gradual or continuous progress :  rise, ascend watching the smoke climbb :  to increase gradually prices are continuing to climbc :  to slope upward a climbing path

  3. 2a :  to go upward or raise oneself especially by grasping or clutching with the hands climbed aboard the trainb of a plant :  to ascend in growth (as by twining) Ivy is climbing up the walls of the old building.

  4. 3 :  to go about or down usually by grasping or holding with the hands climb down the ladder

  5. 4 :  to get into or out of clothing usually with some haste or effort the firefighters climbed into their clothes

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1 :  to go upward on or along, to the top of, or over climb a hill

  8. 2 :  to draw or pull oneself up, over, or to the top of by using hands and feet children climbing the tree

  9. 3 :  to grow up or over ivy climbing the wall

climbable

play \ˈklī-mə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of climb in a Sentence

  1. He dreams of climbing Kilimanjaro.

  2. It took them six days to climb the mountain.

  3. She has climbed seriously for several years now.

  4. The actors were climbing down from the stage.

  5. He climbed over the fence.

  6. The passengers of the sailboat climbed aboard.

  7. The pilot climbed into the cockpit.

  8. I think she climbed in through the window.

  9. He climbed out of the car with a box in his hands.

Origin and Etymology of climb

Middle English, from Old English climban; probably akin to Old English clifian to adhere — more at cleave


First Known Use: before 12th century


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climb

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Definition of climb

  1. 1 :  a place where climbing is necessary to progress steep climbs

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of climbing :  rise, ascent It's a 20-minute climb to the ridge from here.

Examples of climb in a Sentence

  1. It's a 20-minute climb to the ridge from here.

  2. He's planning to attempt one of the most difficult climbs in South America this summer.

  3. The book made a rapid climb to the top of the best-seller list.

Origin and Etymology of climb

see 1climb


First Known Use: circa 1577



CLIMB Defined for English Language Learners

climb

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verb

Definition of climb for English Language Learners

  • : to move or go up (something) using your feet and often your hands

  • : to go up mountains, cliffs, etc., as a sport

  • : to move yourself in a way that usually involves going up or down

climb

noun

Definition of climb for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of climbing a mountain, hill, etc.

  • : the act or process of moving upward

  • : the act or process of going to a higher level or position


CLIMB Defined for Kids

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climb

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verb \ˈklīm\

Definition of climb for Students

climbed

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climbing

  1. 1 :  to move in a way that involves going up or down He climbed over the fence. They climbed out the window.

  2. 2 :  to go up or down on often with the help of the hands climb stairs climb a ladder

  3. 3 :  to rise little by little to a higher point Smoke was climbing in the air.

  4. 4 :  to go upward in growing (as by winding around something) a climbing vine

  5. 5 :  to increase in amount, value, or level The temperature is climbing.

climber

\ˈklī-mər\ noun

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climb

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Definition of climb for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where climbing is necessary It looked to be about a fifty-foot climb, straight up. — Louis Sachar, Holes

  2. 2 :  the act of climbing It's a tiring climb to the top.



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