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noun [countable] [usually singular] climb pronunciation in American English /klaɪm/
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  1. 1
    a gradual movement to a higher position by someone who is walking or climbing
    climb up: The trip also includes a climb up the dormant volcano.
    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.
  2. 2
    an increase in temperature, or in the price or level of something
    We left before the temperature began its daily climb to 95 degrees.


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