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Definitions of climb word
- verb climb If you climb something such as a tree, mountain, or ladder, or climb up it, you move towards the top of it. If you climb down it, you move towards the bottom of it. 3
- verb climb Climb is also a noun. 3
- verb climb If you climb somewhere, you move there carefully, for example because you are moving into a small space or trying to avoid falling. 3
- verb climb When something such as an aeroplane climbs, it moves upwards to a higher position. When the sun climbs, it moves higher in the sky. 3
- verb climb When something climbs, it increases in value or amount. 3
- verb climb to go up or ascend (stairs, a mountain, etc) 3
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Origin of climb
First appearance:before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English climben, Old English climban; cognate with Dutch, German klimmen; akin to clamber
Parts of speech for Climb
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for climb
- scale — a succession or progression of steps or degrees; graduated series: the scale of taxation; the social scale.
- top — Technical/Office Protocol
- rise — to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
- ascend — If you ascend a hill or staircase, you go up it.
- clamber — If you clamber somewhere, you climb there with difficulty, usually using your hands as well as your feet.
- hike — to walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like.
Antonyms for climb
- decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
- slump — to drop or fall heavily; collapse: Suddenly she slumped to the floor.
- dismount — to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.
- go down — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.
- retreat — the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
- pratfall — a fall in which one lands on the buttocks, often regarded as comical or humiliating.
- nose dive — a plunge of an aircraft with the forward part pointing downward.
- plunge — to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into something, as a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place, etc.; immerse; submerge: to plunge a dagger into one's heart.
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