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He climbed onto the roof to check the TV aerial.
We escaped by climbing through a window.
The barbed wire is to stop people climbing over the fence.
He climbed the ladder to get onto the roof.
We left the road and climbed the hill towards the wood.
Temperatures climbed into the 90s.
Their profits climbed from £20 million to £50 million last year.
Unemployment has climbed steadily over the past year.
people who climb to the top of their profession
He began working at eighteen, determined to climb the career ladder.
This is the British English definition of climb. View American English definition of climb.
to kill someone in a violent way
a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple stylesadd a word
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