Meaning of “climb” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /klaɪm/
PERSON [ I, T ] also climb up

A2 to go up something, or onto the top of something:

to climb a ladder/tree/mountain
He climbed up on a chair to change the light bulb.
My grandfather finds it difficult to climb stairs now.

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climb into/out of/through, etc

B2 to move somewhere using your hands and legs:

The child climbed into the back of the car.
We found an opening in the fence and climbed through.

If a price, number, or amount climbs, it increases:

Profits climbed 11% last quarter.

B2 to move to a higher position:

The road climbs quite steeply.
climb noun [ C ]

a long/steep/uphill climb

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(Definition of “climb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)