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Meaning & Definition of Climb in English

English

Climb

/klaɪm/

noun

1. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)

  • "The car couldn't make it up the rise"
    synonym:
  • ascent
  • ,
  • acclivity
  • ,
  • rise
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • climb
  • ,
  • upgrade

2. An event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)

    synonym:
  • climb
  • ,
  • climbing
  • ,
  • mounting

3. The act of climbing something

  • "It was a difficult climb to the top"
    synonym:
  • climb
  • ,
  • mount

verb

1. Go upward with gradual or continuous progress

  • "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
    synonym:
  • climb
  • ,
  • climb up
  • ,
  • mount
  • ,
  • go up

2. Move with difficulty, by grasping

    synonym:
  • climb

3. Go up or advance

  • "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
    synonym:
  • wax
  • ,
  • mount
  • ,
  • climb
  • ,
  • rise

4. Slope upward

  • "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
    synonym:
  • climb

5. Improve one's social status

  • "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
    synonym:
  • climb

6. Increase in value or to a higher point

  • "Prices climbed steeply"
  • "The value of our house rose sharply last year"
    synonym:
  • rise
  • ,
  • go up
  • ,
  • climb

Examples of using

I cannot climb this mountain.
We'd like to climb that mountain.
Prices continue to climb.