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English definition of “climb”

climb

verb
 
 
/klaɪm/
[I] if a price, number, or amount climbs, it increases: costs/prices/rates climb Our costs have climbed rapidly in the last few years. climb steadily/steeply/slowly
[I or T] to improve your position at work or in society: He quickly climbed to the top of his profession.climb the housing/promotion/corporate ladder As executives struggle to climb the corporate ladder, they often do not want to say anything that could harm their chances.
(Definition of climb verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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