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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.


Synonymsmount


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


Antonymswane

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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