An upwards struggle.
- To be anxious or frantic.
- to back down from a position one has taken, as on an issue
Origin of Climb
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.
Middle English climben from Old English climban
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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