go up1 [transitive, intransitive] climb (up) (something) to go up something towards the topto climb a mountain/hill/tree/wallShe climbed up the stairs.The car slowly climbed the hill.As they climbed higher, the air became cooler.
go through/down/over2 [intransitive] + adverb/preposition to move somewhere, especially with difficulty or effortI climbed through the window.Sue climbed into bed.Can you climb down?The boys climbed over the wall.
mountain/rock, etc.3 go climbing to go up mountains or climb rocks as a hobby or sportHe likes to go climbing most weekends.
aircraft/sun, etc.4 [intransitive] to go higher in the skyThe plane climbed to 33000 feet.The sun climbed higher in the sky.
slope up5 [intransitive] to slope upwardsFrom here the path climbs steeply to the summit.
of plants6 [intransitive] to grow up a wall or framea climbing rose
increase7 [intransitive] (of temperature, a country's money, etc.) to increase in value or amountThe dollar has been climbing all week.The paper's circulation continues to climb.Membership is climbing steadily.
improve position/status8 [intransitive] climb (to something) to move to a higher position or social rank by your own effortIn a few years he had climbed to the top of his profession.The team has now climbed to fourth in the league.
Idiomssee climb/jump on the bandwagon at bandwagon
related noun climbdown