climbing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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climbingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈklaɪ.mɪŋ/
A2 (also rock climbing) the ​sport of climbing on ​rocks or in ​mountains: Chris has just taken up climbing.

climbingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈklaɪ.mɪŋ/

climbing adjective [before noun] (PLANT)

A climbing ​plantgrows up a ​supportingsurface: I need some climbing plants that will ​grow on a north-facing ​wall.

climbing adjective [before noun] (SPORT)

relating to the ​sport of climbing ​mountains: He ​needs some climbing ​boots.
(Definition of climbing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “climbing”
in Arabic تَسلّق الجِبال…
in Korean 등반…
in Portuguese alpinismo…
in Catalan alpinisme, escalada…
in Japanese 登山…
in Chinese (Simplified) 登山运动, 攀岩运动…
in Turkish dağcılık, tırmanma sporu…
in Russian альпинизм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 登山運動, 攀岩運動…
in Italian alpinismo con roccia…
in Polish wspinaczka…
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