climb meaning

[ klaim ] Pronunciation:   "climb" in a sentence
  • 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)
      - ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, upgrade [N. Amer] 
    2. An event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or 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: climbed, climbing, climbs

    See also: climb down, climb on, climber

    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

  • [American slang]
    tr. to scold someone.
    • The boss climbed Harry for being late.
    • Don't climb me! The train broke down!

  • [Business]
    verb, noun

    verb [no obj]


    to increase in value or amount:

    Their profits climbed from $12.7 million to $185.7 million.

    The index has climbed 5% in the last week.

    Membership has been climbing steadily.


    to move to a higher position by your own effort:

    In a few years she had climbed to the top of her profession.


    climb back

    to return to a particular value or amount:

    The unemployment rate has climbed back to last year's level.


    noun [C, usually sing.]


    an increase in value or amount:

    the dollar's climb against the euro


    progress to a higher standard or position:

    the long slow climb out of the recession


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  1. you have to shift down to climb steep hills.
  2. he was tired when he got back from the climb ..
  3. she outfooted me in a climb up a hill.
  4. i like to go no picnics and climb mountains.
  5. it is an hour 's climb to the summit.

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