climb

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Plain form
climb

Third-person singular
climbs

Past tense
climbed

Past participle
climbed

Present participle
climbing

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (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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Singular
climb

Plural
climbs

  1. (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.
  2. (countable) A climb down is a long slow downwards movement.

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