climbing the walls

Definition of climbing the walls

informal

  1. :  feeling very anxious or frustrated because one has a lot of energy but is unable to do something he or she wants to do <Being stuck at home all weekend had me climbing the walls.>

Word by Word Definitions

climbplay climbing
  1. :  to go upward with gradual or continuous progress :  rise, ascend

    :  to increase gradually

    :  to slope upward

  1. :  a place where climbing is necessary to progress

    :  the act or an instance of climbing :  rise, ascent

wallplay walls
  1. :  a masonry fence around a garden, park, or estate

    :  a structure that serves to hold back pressure (as of water or sliding earth)

    :  one of the sides of a room or building connecting floor and ceiling or foundation and roof

  1. :  to provide, cover with, or surround with or as if with a wall

    :  to separate by or as if by a wall

    :  immure

  1. :  to roll in a dramatic manner

    :  to roll (one's eyes) in a dramatic manner


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