Climb - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |klaɪm|  American pronunciation of the word climb
Brit.  |klʌɪm|  British pronunciation of the word climb


- an upward slope or grade (as in a road) (syn: acclivity, ascent, raise, rise, upgrade)
- an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.) (syn: climbing, mounting)
- the act of climbing something(syn: mount)


- go upward with gradual or continuous progress(syn: mount)
- move with difficulty, by grasping
- go up or advance(syn: mount, rise, wax)
- slope upward
- improve one's social status
- increase in value or to a higher point(syn: rise)


He dreams of climbing Kilimanjaro.

It took them six days to climb the mountain.

She has climbed seriously for several years now.

The actors were climbing down from the stage.

He climbed over the fence.

The passengers of the sailboat climbed aboard.

The pilot climbed into the cockpit.

I think she climbed in through the window.

He climbed out of the car with a box in his hands.

It's a 20-minute climb to the ridge from here.

He's planning to attempt one of the most difficult climbs in South America this summer.

The book made a rapid climb to the top of the best-seller list.

The cat fell into the hole and couldn't climb out of it.

He climbed into his clothes.

I climbed into bed and pretended to be asleep.

Phrasal verbs

climb down  — come down

Word forms

I/you/we/they: climb
he/she/it: climbs
present participle: climbing
past tense: climbed
past participle: climbed
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