climb · verb /klɑɪm/Full view
climb (PERSON)
A2 I or T to use your legs, or your legs and hands, to go up or onto the top of something
Dictionary examples:

climb a ladder/mountain/tree

He slowly climbed the stairs.

She climbed up on a chair to change the light bulb.

Learner example:

It is better if you can wear [a] T-shirt and short pants so it is easier to climb. (Key English Test; A2; Chinese)

climb into/out of/through, etc.
B2 to move into or out of a small space, often with difficulty or effort
Dictionary examples:

The baby had managed to climb out of his crib.

They climbed into the truck and drove away.

Learner example:

I went to my car, climbed into it and wanted to drive, but nothing happened. (First Certificate in English; B2; German)

B2 I to go up, or to go toward the top of something
Dictionary examples:

The plane climbed quickly to a height of 30,000 feet.

As it leaves the village, the road climbs steeply up the mountain.

The sun climbed higher in the sky.

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