Climb means to move up or increase gradually, or to move up and around using your feet.verb
- An example of climb is for the price of milk to rise from $2.00 to $2.50 over the course of two years.
- An example of climb is to walk up a steep path or step up onto rocks to get higher on the side of the mountain.
The definition of a climb is an act of moving upward or increasing.noun
An example of a climb is a hike up a mountain.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to go up by using the feet and, often, the hands
- to rise or ascend gradually to a higher point; mount
- to move (down, over, along, etc.), using the hands and feet
- ☆ to get (into or out of clothes or a piece of clothing) hastily, perfunctorily, etc.
- Bot. to grow upward on (a wall, trellis, etc.) by winding around or adhering with tendrils
Origin: ME climben < OE climban < IE *glembh- (> clamber, clump) < base *gel-, to make round, clench, as the fist: basic sense, “to cling to, grip”
- an act or instance of climbing; rise; ascent
- a thing or place to be climbed
- climbable adjective
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verb climbed climbed, climb·ing, climbs verb, transitive
- To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: climb a mountain; climbed the stairs.
- To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls.
- To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet.
- To rise slowly, steadily, or effortfully; ascend. See Synonyms at rise.
- To move in a specified direction by using the hands and feet: climbed down the ladder; climbed out the window.
- To slant or slope upward: The road climbs steeply to the top.
- To engage in the activity or sport of mountain climbing.
- To grow in an upward direction, as some plants do, often by means of twining stems or tendrils.
- An act of climbing; an ascent: a long, exhausting climb to the top.
- A place to be climbed: The face of the cliff was a steep climb.
Origin: Middle English climben, from Old English climban.
- climbˈa·ble adjective
climb - Phrases/Idioms
climb the walls