In an embarrassing climb-down, the Home Secretary lifted the deportation threat.
She started once again on the steep upward climb.
The boys lifted up their legs, indicating they wanted to climb in.
This happens every time you climb in an airplane.
Each year we have been able to climb back.
He'd managed to climb out and alert rescuers.
We climbed higher that we might see the scenes better.
The dollar has been climbing steadily all week.
The slope is too steep for us to climb.
If you climb something such as a tree, mountain, or ladder, or climb up it, you move towards the top of it. If you climb down it, you move towards the bottom of it.
Climbing the first hill took half an hour...
He picked up his suitcase and climbed the stairs...
I told her about him climbing up the drainpipe...
Kelly climbed down the ladder into the water...
Children love to climb.
If you climb somewhere, you move there carefully, for example because you are moving into a small space or trying to avoid falling.
The girls hurried outside, climbed into the car, and drove off...
He must have climbed out of his cot...
He climbed down from the cab.
When something such as an aeroplane climbs, it moves upwards to a higher position. When the sun climbs, it moves higher in the sky.
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The plane took off for LA, lost an engine as it climbed, and crashed just off the runway.
When something climbs, it increases in value or amount.
The nation's unemployment rate has been climbing steadily since last June...
Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year...
The FA Cup Final's audience climbed to 12.3 million...
Jaguar shares climbed 43 pence to 510 pence.
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The plane climbed steeply.
There was a steep climb on the road out of town.
The minister's climb to power had taken 8 years.
1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road);
- " "the car couldn't make it up the rise" "
2. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
3. the act of climbing something;
- " "it was a difficult climb to the top" "
1. go upward with gradual or continuous progress;
- " "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?" "
2. move with difficulty, by grasping
3. go up or advance;
- " "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered" "
4. slope upward;
- " "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill" "
5. improve one's social status;
- " "This young man knows how to climb the social ladder" "
6. increase in value or to a higher point;
- " "prices climbed steeply" "
- " "the value of our house rose sharply last year" "
be climbing the walls
(informal)feel frustrated, helpless, and trapped (非正式)感到无能为力
his job soon had him climbing the walls.
have a mountain to climb
be facing a very difficult task 面临挑战
withdraw from a position taken up in argument or negotiation （争执、谈判中）退让，让步，屈服
he was forced to climb down over the central package in the bill.
climb the wall
By the time the cops came I was about to climb the wall.
He was at home for only three days, then he began to go up the wall.
Old English climban, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German klimmen, also to clay and cleave