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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.
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