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 hikers climbed the mountain. We climbed the stairs. The tractor climbed the hill.
Ivy climbing the walls.
An example of a climb is a hike up a mountain.
The road climbs steeply to the top.
The plane climbed into the clouds.
A long, exhausting climb to the top.
The face of the cliff was a steep climb.
- To be anxious or frantic.
- To back down from a position one has taken, as on an issue.
Origin of climb
- Middle English climben from Old English climban
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English climben, from Old English climban (“to climb”), from Proto-Germanic *klimbaną (“to climb, go up by clinging”), believed to be a nasalised variant of Proto-Germanic *klibaną, *klibāną (“to stick, cleave”), from Proto-Indo-European *gley- (“to stick”). Cognate with West Frisian klimme (“to climb”), Dutch klimmen (“to climb”), German klimmen (“to climb”), Old Norse klembra (“to squeeze”), Icelandic klifra (“to climb”). Related to clamber. See also clay, glue.