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climb

verb  us   /klɑɪm/

climb verb (RISE)

[I/T] to go up, or go up something or to the top of something: [I] We climbed to the top of the hill, where we had a great view. [T] She climbed the stairs to the third floor. [I] The plane is still climbing and will level off at 33,000 feet. [I] fig. As he climbed the corporate ladder (= moved into better and better positions in business), his salary increased dramatically. [I/T] To climb is also to increase: [I] The cost of goods is climbing.

climb verb (MOVE)

[I always + adv/prep] to move in a way that uses your arms and legs and often involves careful control over your body: He climbed down from the ladder to get some more paint.

climb

noun [C]  us   /klɑɪm/

climb noun [C] (RISE)

an act of going up: It was a long, difficult climb to the top of the hill.
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