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noun [countable] [usually singular] climb pronunciation in American English /klaɪm/
  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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of climb
    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.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of climb
  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.

  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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