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noun [countable] [usually singular] climb pronunciation in British English /klaɪm/
  1. 1
    a gradual movement to a higher position by someone who is walking or climbing
    climb up: The trip includes a climb up the dormant volcano.
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    1. a.
      a gradual movement to a higher position by an aircraft or vehicle
      The plane began a steep climb to 27,000 feet.
    2. b.
      a distance that you have to climb to get somewhere
      The summit is only a short climb from here.
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  2. 2
    an increase in temperature, or in the price or level of something
    We left before the temperature began its daily climb to 30 degrees.
  3. 3
    the process of moving to a higher level in your job or social position
    her climb from relative obscurity to international stardom

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