To climb something is to go up or down or to move forward. In the examples below, "climb" is used as a verb.

  • He’s climbing up a mountain.
climbing a mountain
  • The only way to reach those coconuts is to climb the tree.
climbing a tree
  • She has to be very careful when she climbs up or down the stairs.
climb stairs
  • He has climbed up the corporate ladder and become very successful.
climbing the corporate ladder

This word can also be used as a noun:

  • The climb up the mountain took a few days.
  • After a rough climb through some turbulence, the airplane entered an area of the atmosphere that was calm.
  • Her climb up the ranks of the organization has been quite remarkable.

Note: The "b" at the end of "climb" is silent.

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October 3, 2013