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Definitions of climb

  1. an upward slope or grade ( as in a road); " the car couldn't make the grade"
  2. slope upward; " The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
  3. an event that involves rising to a higher point ( as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
  4. increase in value or to a higher point; " prices climbed steeply"; " the value of our house rose sharply last year"
  5. improve one's social status; " This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
  6. go up or advance; " Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
  7. go upward with gradual or continuous progress; " Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
  8. move with difficulty, by grasping
  9. the act of climbing something; " it was a difficult climb to the top"
  10. an upward slope or grade ( as in a road); " the car couldn't make it up the rise"
  11. To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.
  12. To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point.
  13. To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface.
  14. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.
  15. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing.
  16. To mount or ascend, as by the hands and feet; ascend with difficulty; ascend by twining.
  17. Act of mounting; ascent mounted.
  18. Climber.
  19. To ascend or mount up by clutching with the hands and feet; to ascend with difficulty.
  20. To mount by use of hands and feet; to ascend with difficulty.
  21. To ascend as by means of the hands and feet; mount or rise by gradual ascent.
  22. The act or process of climbing.
  23. To ascend with labour and difficulty, properly by clutching with the hands and feet; to ascend with a slow motion; to creep up by means of tendrils, & c., as a plant.
  24. To mount upwards with the hands and feet, as up a steep hill, precipice, or tree; to ascend with labour, or as a plant by means of tendrils.
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Usage examples for climb

  1. The Count always drove his own turn- out, and invited me to climb up on the box. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  2. As I stood by the side of the frame all in readiness, Mars appeared, but it still had a little farther to climb before it would be visible from the level of the wires. – Zarlah the Martian by R. Norman Grisewood
  3. And The Boy, many a time, has been known to climb over a gate, although it stood wide open! – A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs by Laurence Hutton
  4. She tried to climb out. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  5. She could hear the river on the other side, and looked for some place where she could climb and see exactly where she was. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  6. Had you been able to climb like me, you would not have lost your life. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  7. May his age climb as the hills, always nearer the sky! – The Flutter of the Goldleaf; and Other Plays by Olive Tilford Dargan and Frederick Peterson
  8. Surely you didn't climb through the window as I did? – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. " I want to climb up krick like that! – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. Then we both began to climb the hill, I to Artenberg, he to Waldenweiter; he to his misery, I to my happiness. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  11. How far are you going to climb? – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  12. And I'd have told her- Robert, I'd have told her how to climb a tree! – Rebecca Mary by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  13. I couldn't climb up there. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  14. Melissy took the climb much easier. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  15. She was to discover that for more than thirty miles it never ceased to climb. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. And the wall was quite too high to climb, for the only eastward view from the summit of the hill was of the higher ridge, which ran right across the island, with only one possible passage, and that but a narrow one. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  17. How did you manage that climb? – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  18. But it is not an easy thing to climb up a rope ladder with no one to help you, and you know I shall be at the other end of the house. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  19. Then she began to climb the next rise. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  20. You toss up yore belongings an' climb up here behind me. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
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