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English definition of “climb”

climb

verb (RISE)    /klaɪm/
B2 [I] to go up, or to go towards the top of something: The plane climbed quickly to a height of 30,000 feet. As it leaves the village, the road climbs steeply up the mountain. The sun climbed higher in the sky.Moving upwards A2 [I or T] to use your legs, or your legs and hands, to go up or onto the top of something: to climb the stairs/mountain I hate climbing ladders. We're going climbing (= climbing mountains as a sport) in Scotland next weekend.Moving upwards [I] If a price, number, or amount climbs, it increases: Our costs have climbed rapidly in the last few years.Moving upwards [I] to move into a higher social position, or to improve your position at work: He quickly climbed to the top of his profession.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of climb verb (RISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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