climbing


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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.

climbing

(ˈklaɪmɪŋ)
n
the activity of ascending, esp rocks or mountains
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.climbing - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)climbing - 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"
Translations
horolezectví
klatring
kiipeäminen
penjanje
クライミング
등반
plezanje
klättring
การปีน
sự leo trèo

climbing

[ˈklaɪmɪŋ]
A. N (= rock climbing) → montañismo m, alpinismo m, andinismo m (LAm)
to go climbinghacer montañismo or alpinismo, ir de escalada
B. CPD climbing frame N estructura metálica en la cual los niños juegan trepando
climbing irons NPLgarfios mpl

climbing

[ˈklaɪmɪŋ] n (gen)escalade f (also rock climbing) → varappe f
to go climbing → faire de l'escalade
We're going climbing in Scotland → Nous allons faire de l'escalade en Écosse.climbing accident naccident m d'escaladeclimbing boot nchaussure f de montagneclimbing frame ncage f à poulesclimbing wall nmur m d'escalade

climbing

adj
Berg(steiger)-; (= rock climbing)Kletter-; accident, partnerbeim Bergsteigen; we are going on a climbing holidaywir gehen im Urlaub zum Bergsteigen/Klettern; climbing clubBergsteiger-/Kletterklub m; climbing speed (Aviat) → Steiggeschwindigkeit f
plantKletter-
n
Bergsteigen nt; (= rock climbing)Klettern nt; to go climbingbergsteigen/klettern gehen, zum Bergsteigen/Klettern gehen; we did a lot of climbingwir sind viel geklettert
(pej: also social climbing) → sozialer Aufstieg

climbing

:
climbing frame
climbing irons
plSteigeisen pl
climbing plant
climbing wall
nKletterwand f

climbing

[ˈklaɪmɪŋ] n (rock climbing) → alpinismo
to go climbing → andare a far roccia

climbing

تَسَلُّق horolezectví klatring Klettern ορειβασία escalada kiipeäminen escalade penjanje alpinismo クライミング 등반 bergsport klatring wspinaczka alpinismo восхождение klättring การปีน dağcılık sự leo trèo 攀登
References in classic literature ?
A pleasant old garden on the borders of the lovely lake, with chestnuts rustling overhead, ivy climbing everywhere, and the black shadow of the tower falling far across the sunny water.
After the wagon containing the berry pickers had passed, he went across the field through the tall mustard weeds and climbing a rail fence peered anxiously along the road to the town.
Toward morning I used to have pleasant dreams: sometimes Tony and I were out in the country, sliding down straw-stacks as we used to do; climbing up the yellow mountains over and over, and slipping down the smooth sides into soft piles of chaff.
She arose, climbing over Robert's feet with a muttered apology.
But when the sun was seen climbing above the tops of that mountain, against whose bosom the Delawares had constructed their encampment, most were seated; and as his bright rays darted from behind the outline of trees that fringed the eminence, they fell upon as grave, as attentive, and as deeply interested a multitude, as was probably ever before lighted by his morning beams.
The moon, too, which had long been climbing overhead, and unobtrusively melting its disk into the azure,--like an ambitious demagogue, who hides his aspiring purpose by assuming the prevalent hue of popular sentiment,--now began to shine out, broad and oval, in its middle pathway.
The boys stood quite still, looking first at their father and then at their mother, while the baby, climbing up her clothes, began an imperious, commanding cry.
He would be climbing over the prostrate stems of primitive forest trees.
Followed through one winding alley and then another, -- and climbing, always climbing -- till at last we gained the breezy height where the huge castle stood.
This room was very large--it might be called immense-- and it was on the first floor; which means it was in the second story, for in Europe the houses are so high that they do not count the first story, else they would get tired climbing before they got to the top.
Jim was for putting our traps in there right away, but I said we didn't want to be climbing up and down there all the time.
In 1830 it was a snug collection of modest one- and two- story frame dwellings, whose whitewashed exteriors were almost concealed from sight by climbing tangles of rose vines, honeysuckles, and morning glories.