- (transitive & intransitive) If you climb something, you move up or down it.
- They climbed the stairs to the top of the tower again and went out onto the roof.
- The kids spent the afternoon climbing up and down the tree.
- (intransitive) If you climb into, out of, through something, etc., you move with difficulty, often using your hands and knees.
- The old man climbed into the back seat of her small car.
- They got changed, said good night, and climbed into bed.
- They climbed out of the pool and walked toward the changing room.
- (intransitive) If prices, profits, temperatures, etc. climb or if a road, a path, or a piece of land climbs, it goes up.
- This year, gas prices have climbed steadily from a low of 75 cents to a peak of almost $1.30 in August.
- Narrow steps climb to the door of a small temple.
- It became very warm as the sun began to climb.
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- (countable) A climb is an upwards movement, often a slow or difficult one.
- It isn't far, but it's a steep climb and they were sweating when they reach the top.
- Driving into the east end of town after a long winding climb out of the valley, I saw the small house.
- The Yen has made a strong climb this year.
- (countable) A climb down is a long slow downwards movement.