climb noun

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

climb verb

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.

3 increase

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.

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