|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|
"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.)|
|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|
"it was a difficult climb to the top"
|Related terms:||rise mountain_climbing clamber rock_climbing scaling|