1 act of climbing
ADJ. long, slow | short | arduous, difficult, exhausting, hard, sharp, steep | easy | steady
VERB + CLIMB do, make I was fitter the first time I did the climb.
PREP. on a/the ~ I broke my ankle on a climb last week. | ~ from/to the short climb from the road to the summit | ~ up They began the long climb up the hill.
2 increase in value/amount/status
ADJ. long, slow | rapid | gradual, steady
PREP. ~ against the dollar's climb against the euro | ~ in a steady climb in the cost of travel | ~ out of a long slow climb out of recession | ~ to her rapid climb to stardom
1 move up towards the top of sth
ADV. high Don't climb too high. | slowly
PREP. up He climbed slowly up the ladder.
PHRASES climb to the top We climbed right to the top of the mountain. | go climbing (= climb up mountains for sport) He goes climbing in Scotland every summer.
2 move/lead upwards
ADV. gradually, slowly | steadily | steeply | up
VERB + CLIMB begin to The path began to climb quite steeply.
PREP. from The road gradually climbs up from the village. | to The plane took off and climbed to 20,000 feet.
ADV. sharply, steeply Prices have climbed sharply in recent months. | steadily
PREP. above The temperature had climbed above 90 degrees. | from, to Unemployment has climbed from two million to three million.