- n an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
- n an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
- n the act of climbing something
it was a difficult climb to the top
- v go upward with gradual or continuous progress
Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?
- v move with difficulty, by grasping
- v go up or advance
Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
- v slope upward
The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill
- v improve one's social status
This young man knows how to climb the social ladder
- v increase in value or to a higher point
prices climbed steeply
- Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi in New Zealand Herald
Thankfully the alarm sounded on the radio and gave people time to climb to higher ground. But not everyone escaped,said Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, adding that two children en route to hospital were swept away.
- Barack Obama in Health Service Journal
Mr Obama said: "I know there has been much discussion about what reform would cost, and rightly so. But let there be no doubt - the cost of inaction is greater. If we fail to act, premiums will climb higher, benefits will erode further, and the...
- Tim Howard in The Associated Press
We felt like we had a great opportunity,goalkeeper Tim Howard said. "We just gave ourselves too much of a mountain to climb. We just couldn't come back."