climb

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noun
1 act of climbing
ADJECTIVE
long, slow
short
arduous, difficult, hard, steep, tough (esp. AmE)
uphill (often figurative, esp. AmE)

The airline faces an uphill climb to compete with top air carriers.

easy
steady
final

We rode to Pamba then made the final climb on foot.

VERB + CLIMB
do, make

I was fitter the first time I did the climb.

PREPOSITION
on a/the climb

I broke my ankle on a climb last week.

climb from, climb to

the short climb from the road to the summit

climb up

They began the long climb up the hill.

2 increase in value/amount/status
ADJECTIVE
long, slow
rapid
gradual, steady
upward

the upward climb of interest rates

PREPOSITION
climb against

the dollar's climb against the euro

climb in

a steady climb in the cost of travel

climb out of

a long slow climb out of recession

climb to

her rapid climb to stardom

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verb
1 move up to the top of sth
ADVERB
high

Don't climb too high.

slowly
nimbly, quickly, rapidly, swiftly
carefully
wearily
PREPOSITION
up

He climbed slowly up the ladder.

onto

Two boys climbed onto the roof.

into

He climbed into the truck and drove off.

over

I climbed over the fence into the meadow.

PHRASES
climb to the top

We climbed right to the top of the mountain.

go climbing (= for sport)

He goes climbing every summer.

2 move/lead upwards
ADVERB
gradually, slowly
steadily
steeply
up
VERB + CLIMB
begin to

The path began to climb quite steeply.

PREPOSITION
from

The road gradually climbs up from the town.

to

The plane took off and climbed to 20 000 feet.

up

The path climbs steeply up the mountainside.

3 increase
ADVERB
quickly, rapidly, sharply, steeply

Prices have climbed sharply in recent months.

steadily
slowly

The vaccination rate began to climb slowly.

PREPOSITION
above

The temperature had climbed above 90 degrees.

from, to

Unemployment has climbed from two million to three million.


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  • climb — climb·able; climb; climb·er; up·climb·er; …   English syllables

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