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climb

 (klīm)
v. climbed, climb·ing, climbs
v.intr.
1.
a. To move upward, especially by using the hands and feet: We climbed until we reached the shelter. The truck climbed the mountain highway.
b. To move in a specified direction by using the hands and feet: climbed down the ladder; climbed out the window.
c. To engage in the activity or sport of mountain climbing.
2. To rise slowly or steadily; ascend: The plane climbed into the clouds. See Synonyms at rise.
3. To slant or slope upward: The road climbs steeply to the top.
4. To grow in an upward direction, as some plants do, often by means of twining stems or tendrils.
v.tr.
1. To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: The hikers climbed the mountain. We climbed the stairs. The tractor climbed the hill.
2. To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls.
n.
1. An act of climbing; an ascent: a long, exhausting climb to the top.
2. A place to be climbed: The face of the cliff was a steep climb.
Idiom:
climb the walls
To be anxious or frantic.

[Middle English climben, from Old English climban.]

climb′a·ble (klī′mə-bəl) adj.

climb

(klaɪm)
vb (mainly intr)
1. (often foll by: up) to go up or ascend (stairs, a mountain, etc)
2. (often foll by along) to progress with difficulty: to climb along a ledge.
3. to rise to a higher point or intensity: the temperature climbed.
4. to incline or slope upwards: the road began to climb.
5. to ascend in social position
6. (Botany) (of plants) to grow upwards by twining, using tendrils or suckers, etc
7. informal (foll by into) to put (on) or get (into): he climbed into his pyjamas.
8. to be a climber or mountaineer
n
9. the act or an instance of climbing
10. a place or thing to be climbed, esp a route in mountaineering
[Old English climban; related to Old Norse klembra to squeeze, Old High German climban to clamber]
ˈclimbable adj

climb

(klaɪm)

v.i.
1. to go up or ascend; move upward or toward the top of something: The sun climbed over the hill.
2. to slope upward: The road climbs steeply.
3. to ascend by twining or by means of tendrils, adhesive tissues, etc., as a plant.
4. to proceed using the hands and feet (often fol. by along, around, down, over, etc.), esp. on or from an elevated area.
5. to ascend in prominence, fortune, etc.
v.t.
6. to ascend, go up, or get to the top of, esp. by the use of the hands and feet: to climb a ladder; to climb the stairs.
7. to go to the top of and over: The prisoners climbed the wall and escaped.
n.
8. an ascent by climbing: a climb to the hilltop.
9. a place to be climbed: That peak is quite a climb.
[before 1000; Old English climban, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch klimmen, Old High German chlimban; compare clamber]

climb


Past participle: climbed
Gerund: climbing

Imperative
climb
climb
Present
I climb
you climb
he/she/it climbs
we climb
you climb
they climb
Preterite
I climbed
you climbed
he/she/it climbed
we climbed
you climbed
they climbed
Present Continuous
I am climbing
you are climbing
he/she/it is climbing
we are climbing
you are climbing
they are climbing
Present Perfect
I have climbed
you have climbed
he/she/it has climbed
we have climbed
you have climbed
they have climbed
Past Continuous
I was climbing
you were climbing
he/she/it was climbing
we were climbing
you were climbing
they were climbing
Past Perfect
I had climbed
you had climbed
he/she/it had climbed
we had climbed
you had climbed
they had climbed
Future
I will climb
you will climb
he/she/it will climb
we will climb
you will climb
they will climb
Future Perfect
I will have climbed
you will have climbed
he/she/it will have climbed
we will have climbed
you will have climbed
they will have climbed
Future Continuous
I will be climbing
you will be climbing
he/she/it will be climbing
we will be climbing
you will be climbing
they will be climbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been climbing
you have been climbing
he/she/it has been climbing
we have been climbing
you have been climbing
they have been climbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been climbing
you will have been climbing
he/she/it will have been climbing
we will have been climbing
you will have been climbing
they will have been climbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been climbing
you had been climbing
he/she/it had been climbing
we had been climbing
you had been climbing
they had been climbing
Conditional
I would climb
you would climb
he/she/it would climb
we would climb
you would climb
they would climb
Past Conditional
I would have climbed
you would have climbed
he/she/it would have climbed
we would have climbed
you would have climbed
they would have climbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.climb - an upward slope or grade (as in a road)climb - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
uphill - the upward slope of a hill
2.climb - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)climb - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
3.climb - the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"
ascending, rise, ascent, ascension - the act of changing location in an upward direction
scaling - ascent by or as if by a ladder
clamber - an awkward climb; "reaching the crest was a real clamber"
mountain climbing, mountaineering - the activity of climbing a mountain
rock climbing - the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)
Verb1.climb - go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
scale - climb up by means of a ladder
escalade - climb up and over; "They had to escalade canyons to reach their destination"
ramp - creep up -- used especially of plants; "The roses ramped over the wall"
mountaineer - climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
ride - climb up on the body; "Shorts that ride up"; "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"
bestride, climb on, hop on, jump on, mount up, get on, mount - get up on the back of; "mount a horse"
climb down, alight - come down; "the birds alighted"
2.climb - move with difficulty, by grasping
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
shin, shinny, skin, clamber, scramble, sputter, struggle - climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
3.climb - go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
jump - increase suddenly and significantly; "Prices jumped overnight"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
gain, advance - rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
4.climb - slope upward; "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
slope, incline, pitch - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
5.climb - improve one's social status; "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"
progress, shape up, come along, come on, get along, get on, advance - develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
6.climb - increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
soar - go or move upward; "The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced"
bull - advance in price; "stocks were bulling"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

climb

verb
1. ascend, scale, mount, go up, clamber, shin up Climbing the first hill took half an hour.
2. clamber, descend, scramble, dismount He climbed down from the cab.
3. rise, go up, soar, ascend, fly up The plane took off, lost an engine as it climbed, and crashed just off the runway.
4. increase, rise, mount, go up, rocket, soar, escalate, inflate, shoot up, snowball Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year.
5. slope, rise, go up, incline The road climbs steeply.
climb down back down, withdraw, yield, concede, retreat, surrender, give in, cave in (informal), retract, admit defeat, back-pedal, eat your words, eat crow (U.S. informal) He has climbed down on pledges to reduce capital gains tax.
Related words
adjective scansorial

climb

verb
1. To move upward on or along:
2. To move from a lower to a higher position:
3. To attain a higher status, rank, or condition:
Idiom: go up the ladder.
noun
The act of moving upward on or along:
Translations
صُعود، ارتِقاءمُرْتَقى، طَريق للتَّسَلُّقيَتَسَلَّقيَتَسَلَّقُيَصْعَد، يَرْتَفِع
léztrůstsměr výstupušplhatvyšplhat
gå op adklatreklatre op adklatren opopstigning
kiivetäkohotanousta
penjati se
hegyi út
klifrarísa, hækkaklif; risklífaklifleiî
登る
기어오르다
alpinistasiškilimaskarjeristaskopėjaskopimo maršrutas
kāpienskāpšanakāptrāpšanāsrāpties
smer výstupuvyliezť
plezatipovzpeti sepriti dolsestopitivzpon
klättra
ปีน
leo

climb

[ˈklaɪm]
vi
[person, animal] → grimper, monter
[sun] → se lever
[cost, rate] → augmenter
vt
[+ mountain] → gravir
We're going to climb Snowdon → Nous allons gravir le Snowdon.
to climb a hill (steep slope)monter une colline; (mountain)gravir une colline
[+ stairs] → monter; [+ ladder] → monter sur; [+ tree] → grimper sur
n (up hill, slope)montée f; (up mountain)escalade f
climb down
vi
(from high place)redescendre
(British) (fig) (= give in) → céder
vt fus [+ mountain, ladder] → descendre
climb over
vt fus [+ gate, wall] → escaladerclimb-down climbdown [ˈklaɪmdaʊn] n (British)reculade f

climb

vt
(also climb up)klettern auf (+acc); wall also, hillsteigen auf (+acc); mountains alsobesteigen; ladder, stepshoch- or hinaufsteigen; pole, cliffshochklettern; my car can’t climb that hillmein Auto schafft den Berg nicht or kommt den Berg nicht hoch; to climb a ropean einem Seil hochklettern
(also climb over) wall etcsteigen or klettern über (+acc)
viklettern; (as mountaineer) → bergsteigen; (into train, car etc) → steigen; (road)ansteigen; (aircraft)(auf)steigen; (sun)steigen; (prices)steigen, klettern (inf); when the sun had climbed to its highest pointals die Sonne am höchsten stand; he climbed to the top of his professioner hat den Gipfel seiner beruflichen Laufbahn erklommen
n
(= climbing) we’re going out for a climbwir machen eine Kletter- or Bergtour; (as mountaineers) → wir gehen bergsteigen; that was some climb!das war eine Kletterei!; Ben Lomond is an easy climbBen Lomond ist leicht zu besteigen; I’ve never done that climbden habe ich noch nicht bestiegen
(of aircraft)Steigflug m; the plane went into a steep climbdas Flugzeug zog steil nach oben

climb

[klaɪm]
1. n (gen) → ascesa, salita; (of mountain) → scalata, arrampicata (Aer) → ascesa
2. vt (also climb up) (tree, ladder) → salire su, arrampicarsi su; (staircase) → salire; (mountain, wall) → scalare
to climb a rope → arrampicarsi su una corda
3. vi (road, person) → salire; (plane) → prendere quota; (plant) → arrampicarsi
the pilot climbed into the cockpit → il pilota si è infilato nella cabina di pilotaggio
to climb over a wall → scavalcare un muro
climb down
1. vi + prepscendere da
2. vi + advscendere (fig) (abandon one's position) → tornare sui suoi (or miei ) passi

climb

(klaim) verb
1. (of a person etc) to go up or towards the top of (a mountain, wall, ladder etc). He climbed to the top of the hill; He climbed up the ladder; The child climbed the tree.
2. to rise or ascend.
noun
1. an act of going up. a rapid climb to the top of his profession.
2. a route or place to be climbed. The guide showed us the best climb.
ˈclimber noun
1. a person who climbs (mountains).
2. a climbing plant.
3. (usually social climber) an ambitious person who tries to improve his/her social status.

climb

يَتَسَلَّقُ šplhat klatre op ad klettern σκαρφαλώνω escalar kiivetä grimper penjati se scalare 登る 기어오르다 klimmen klatre wspiąć się escalar взбираться klättra ปีน tırmanmak leo 攀登

climb

vi. subir; trepar; subirse, treparse.
References in classic literature ?
He tried to climb over the hedge, but it seemed to grow higher and higher.
He looked at the tall trees and was sorry that he was not a little animal to climb high in the air without being frightened.
There were mountains to climb, streams to ford or swim, sending the carts over on rudely made rafts.
The road from the post-office came directly by our door, crossed the farmyard, and curved round this little pond, beyond which it began to climb the gentle swell of unbroken prairie to the west.
In the very act of running to climb Colonel Pyncheon's knee, the boy had discovered the old Puritan to be a corpse.
They will not climb my knee, nor prattle in my ear, nor answer to my smile, but stand apart, and eye me strangely.
He lives on the sea, as prairie cocks in the prairie; he hides among the waves, he climbs them as chamois hunters climb the Alps.
Marija clung to him tightly; he could hear Ona sobbing and moaning above, and he fought to get away and climb up, without waiting for her reply.
I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through before they could get to be as free as I was.
The Lieutenant-General said, 'If I had the Rocky Mountain Rangers here, we would make those creatures climb a tree.
Therefore, as the sun was blazing hot, we did not climb up there, but took the place on trust, and observed it from a distance while the horse leaned up against a fence and rested.
All right, then; I WOULD come; but I lay I'd make that man climb the highest tree there was in the country.