climb: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (klīm), [key]
- to go up or ascend, esp. by using the hands and feet or feet only: to climb up a ladder.
- to rise slowly by or as if by continued effort: The car laboriously climbed to the top of the mountain.
- to ascend or rise: The plane climbed rapidly and we were soon at 35,000 feet. Temperatures climbed into the 80s yesterday.
- to slope upward: The road climbs steeply up to the house.
- to ascend by twining or by means of tendrils, adhesive tissues, etc., as a plant: The ivy climbed to the roof.
- to proceed or move by using the hands and feet, esp. on an elevated place; crawl: to climb along a branch; to climb around on the roof.
- to ascend in prominence, fortune, etc.: From lowly beginnings he climbed to the highest office in the land.
- to ascend, go up, or get to the top of, esp. by the use of the hands and feet or feet alone or by continuous or strenuous effort: to climb a rope; to climb the stairs; to climb a mountain.
- to go to the top of and over: The prisoners climbed the wall and escaped.
- He was forced to climb down from his untenable position.
- to descend, esp. by using both hands and feet.
- to retreat, as from an indefensible opinion or position:He was forced to climb down from his untenable position.
- See(def. 7).
- a climbing; an ascent by climbing: It was a long climb to the top of the hill.
- a place to be climbed: That peak is quite a climb.
- climb (Thesaurus)