1. [ verb ] go upward with gradual or continuous progress
Synonyms: mount climb_up go_up

"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

Related terms: rise ramp scale escalade mountaineer ride twine hop_on alight ascent climber climber crampon
2. [ verb ] go up or advance
Synonyms: mount rise wax

"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

Related terms: wane increase jump advance upgrade waxing
3. [ verb ] move with difficulty, by grasping
Related terms: move clamber
4. [ verb ] increase in value or to a higher point
Synonyms: rise go_up

"prices climbed steeply" "the value of our house rose sharply last year"

Related terms: grow jump advance soar bull
5. [ noun ] an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
Synonyms: mounting climbing
Related terms: rise rise wax
6. [ noun ] (geography) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Synonyms: rise acclivity raise upgrade ascent

"the car couldn't make the grade"

Related terms: descent slope uphill ascend
7. [ verb ] slope upward

: "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"

Related terms: slope ascent
8. [ verb ] improve one's social status

"This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"

Related terms: progress social_climber
9. [ noun ] the act of climbing something
Synonyms: mount

"it was a difficult climb to the top"

Related terms: rise mountain_climbing clamber rock_climbing scaling
Similar spelling:   climber