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Definition of climb noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an act of climbing up a mountain, rock, or large number of steps; a period of time spent climbing an exhausting climb It's an hour's climb to the summit.
  2. 2a mountain or rock that people climb up for sport Titan's Wall is the mountain's hardest rock climb.
  3. increase
  4. 3[usually singular] an increase in value or amount the dollar's climb against the euro
  5. to a higher position or status
  6. 4[usually singular] progress to a higher status, standard, or position a rapid climb to stardom the long slow climb out of the recession
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: climb