climb

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climb UK US /klaɪm/ verb
[I] if a price, number, or amount climbs, it increases: costs/prices/rates climb »

Our costs have climbed rapidly in the last few years.

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climb steadily/steeply/slowly

[I or T] to improve your position at work or in society: »

He quickly climbed to the top of his profession.

climb the housing/promotion/corporate ladder »

As executives struggle to climb the corporate ladder, they often do not want to say anything that could harm their chances.

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climb UK US /klaɪm/ noun [C, usually singular]
an increase in a price, number, or amount: a climb in sth »

A sustained climb in interest rates could hit some parts of the housing market harder than others.

a period of improvement or progress: »

It's going to be a long, hard climb before we get out of this recession.

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Her climb to the top of the profession was remarkably quick.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Climb — Climb! Beschreibung Deutschsprachige Kletterzeitschrift Verlag Bruckmann Verlag Erstausgabe 2006 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Climb! — Beschreibung Deutschsprachige Kletterzeitschrift Verlag Bruckmann Verlag Erstausgabe 2006 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • climb — climb·able; climb; climb·er; up·climb·er; …   English syllables

  • Climb — (kl[imac]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Climbed} (kl[imac]md), Obs. or Vulgar {Clomb} (kl[o^]m); p. pr. & vb. n. {Climbing}.] [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. kl[=i]fa, and E. cleave to adhere.] 1. To ascend or mount… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Climb — Climb, v. t. To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Climb — Climb, n. The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • climb — ► VERB 1) go or come up to a higher position. 2) go up or scale (a hill, rock face, etc.) 3) (of a plant) grow up (a supporting structure) by clinging to or twining round it. 4) move with effort into or out of a confined space. 5) increase in… …   English terms dictionary

  • climb — index headway, progress, surmount Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • climb — vb *ascend, mount, scale Antonyms: descend …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • climb — [v] crawl, move up ape up*, ascend, clamber, escalade, escalate, go up, mount, rise, scale, soar, top; concept 166 Ant. descend, dismount, go down, retreat …   New thesaurus

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