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climb

climb

 
 
pronunciation:
klaIm
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: climbed, climbing, climbs
definition 1: to move upward; go towards the top; ascend.
We climbed straight up toward the top of the mountain.The airplane climbed until it was above the clouds.
synonyms:
ascend
antonyms:
descend
similar words:
arise, clamber, lift, mount, rise, scale, scramble, shin, shinny, swarm
definition 2: to slope upward.
synonyms:
ascend
similar words:
incline, mount, rise, slope
definition 3: to twist around and up a tall support.
The ivy climbed to the balcony.
synonyms:
creep, twine
similar words:
rise, twist, wind
definition 4: to strive to become more important, wealthier, or more successful, or to become so.
similar words:
advance, ascend, rise, strive, succeed
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to go up; ascend.
They climbed the face of the mountain.
synonyms:
ascend
similar words:
mount, scale
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of climbing; ascent.
synonyms:
ascent
antonyms:
nose dive
similar words:
clamber, rise, scramble, soar
definition 2: something to be climbed or ascended.
That cliff is a difficult climb.
synonyms:
ascent
similar words:
hill, incline, mountain, slope
derivation: climbable (adj.)
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