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English verb: climb up

1. climb up (motion) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

SamplesDid you ever climb up the hill behind your house?.

Synonymsclimb, go up, mount

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Narrower (hyponym)escalade, mountaineer, ramp, ride, scale

2. climb up (motion) appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils

SamplesThe vine climbed up the side of the house.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

3. climb up (change) rise in rank or status

SamplesHer new novel jumped high on the bestseller list.

Synonymsjump, rise

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)change

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