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English noun: climb

1. climb (object) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

SamplesThe car couldn't make it up the rise.

Synonymsacclivity, ascent, raise, rise, upgrade

Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope

Narrower (hyponym)uphill

Antonymsdeclivity, downslope, declination, declension, decline, fall, descent

2. climb (event) an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)

Synonymsclimbing, mounting

Broader (hypernym)ascension, ascent, rise, rising

3. climb (act) the act of climbing something

SamplesIt was a difficult climb to the top.


Broader (hypernym)ascending, ascension, ascent, rise

Narrower (hyponym)clamber, mountain climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, scaling

English verb: climb

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

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

ExamplesThey climb the hill, They climb up the hill

Synonymsclimb up, 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 (motion) move with difficulty, by grasping

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter, struggle

3. climb (change) go up or advance

SamplesSales were climbing after prices were lowered.

Synonymsmount, rise, wax

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

Narrower (hyponym)advance, gain, jump


4. climb (motion) slope upward

SamplesThe path climbed all the way to the top of the hill.

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

Broader (hypernym)incline, pitch, slope

5. climb (change) improve one's social status

SamplesThis young man knows how to climb the social ladder.

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

Broader (hypernym)advance, come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up

6. climb (change) increase in value or to a higher point

SamplesPrices climbed steeply.
The value of our house rose sharply last year.

ExamplesThe stock market is going to climb

Synonymsgo up, rise

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow

Narrower (hyponym)bull, soar

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