climb (n.)

  1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road); the car couldnt make it up the rise

    [ Syn: ascent , acclivity , rise , raise , upgrade ]

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

    [ Syn: climbing , mounting ]

  3. the act of climbing something; it was a difficult climb to the top

    [ Syn: mount ]

    climb (v.)

  1. go upward with gradual or continuous progress; Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?

    [ Syn: climb up , mount , go up ]

  2. move with difficulty, by grasping

  3. go up or advance; Sales were climbing after prices were lowered

    [ Syn: wax , mount , rise ]

  4. slope upward; The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill'

  5. improve one's social status; This young man knows how to climb the social ladder'

  6. increase in value or to a higher point; prices climbed steeply; the value of our house rose sharply last year

    [ Syn: rise , go up ]

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