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Definition of "climb" []

  • To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: climb a mountain; climbed the stairs. (verb-transitive)
  • To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls. (verb-transitive)
  • To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet. (verb-intransitive)
  • To rise slowly, steadily, or effortfully; ascend. See Synonyms at rise. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move in a specified direction by using the hands and feet: climbed down the ladder; climbed out the window. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "climb" in a sentence
  • "By land it would not be more than an hour's climb; but then a _climb_ it must be, and this was almost impossible under the circumstances; whilst, on the other hand, with the wind no longer in our favour, it would be a good two hours getting back by water, and there was the anxiety of not being able to let my father know."
  • "Because reaching the top of Kilimanjaro doesn't require technical climbing skills, the climb is attracting growing numbers of inexperienced hikers like us."
  • "His only worry about the climb is the last leg because it will be at night and the dark weakens his ability to find his balance."