- (intransitive) To ascend; rise; to go up.
- (transitive) To mount; to move upwards on.
- (transitive) To scale; to get to the top of something.
- (transitive) To move (especially up and down something) by gripping with the hands and using the feet.
- (intransitive) to practise the sport of climbing
- (intransitive) to jump high
- To move to a higher position on the social ladder.
- (botany) Of plants, to grow upwards by clinging to something.
NounClimb (plural Climbs)
Adjectives for Climb
lewd; beastly; upward; breezy; steady; wonderful; sporty; muscle-racking; long; hard; uphill; winding; persistent; plodding; blistering; dizzy.
Verbs for Climb
accomplish —; ascend —; attain —; boast of —; cease —; enjoy —; gird for — mount to —; negotiate —; prepare for — reconnoiter for —; scale —; spur to — toil up —; — excites; — exhausts; —exhilarates; — fatigues; — thrills; — wearies.
Adverbs for Climb
nimbly; perversely; strenuously; reluctantly; desperately; lamely; steadily; ploddingly; dizzily; dexterously; skillfully; laboriously; unceasingly; determinedly.
abandon, abruptness, acclivity, advance, anabasis, arise, ascend, ascension, ascent, back, back up, bank, budge, cant, careen, chandelle, change, change place, circle, clamber, clamber up, climb down, climb over, climb up, climbing, crawl, creep, decline, descend, descent, dip, drop, ebb, edge, elevation, escalade, escalate, fall, fall away, fall off, flow, fountain, gain altitude, get over, give up, go, go around, go down, go downhill, go round, go sideways, go up, go uphill, grade, grow, gush, gyrate, gyring up, hoick, inch, incline, increase, jet, jump, keel, lean, leap, levitation, list, mount, mounting, move, move over, pitch, plunge, precipitousness, progress, rake, ramp, regress, renounce, retreat, retrogress, rise, rising, rising ground, rocketing up, rotate, route, run, saltation, scale, scale the heights, scrabble up, scramble up, shelve, shift, shin, shin up, shinny, shooting up, sidle, sink, slant, slope, soar, soaring, spin, spout, spring, spurt, steepness, stir, stream, struggle up, subside, surge, surmount, swag, sway, takeoff, taking off, tilt, tip, trail, travel, twine, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrowth, uphill, upleap, uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, vault, verticalness, wane, whirl, withdraw from, zoom, zooming
From Middle English climben, from Old English climban (“to climb”), from Proto-Germanic *klimbanan (“to climb, go up by clinging”), believed to be a nasalised variant of Proto-Germanic *klibanan, *klibajanan (“to stick, cleave”), from Proto-Indo-European *gley- (“to stick”). Cognate with Dutch klimmen (“to climb”), German klimmen (“to climb”), Old Norse klembra (“to squeeze”), Icelandic klifra (“to climb”). Related to clamber. See also clay, glue.
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