Synonyms of climb
1 ascendDictionary • Climbing the first hill took half an hour.
ascend • I held her hand as we ascended the steps.
scale • The men scaled a wall and climbed down scaffolding on the other side.
mount • He was mounting the stairs to the tower.
shin up • Nancy shinned up the tree.
2 clamberDictionary • He climbed down from the cab.
clamber • They clambered up the steep hill.
descend • Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
scramble • He scrambled up a steep bank.
dismount • She dismounted and began to lead her horse.
3 riseDictionary • The plane took off, lost an engine as it climbed, and crashed just off the runway.
rise • The sun had risen high in the sky.
go up • Interest rates have gone up again.
soar • Buzzards soar overhead at a great height.
ascend • They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
4 increaseDictionary • Prices have climbed by 21% since the beginning of the year.
increase • The population continues to increase.
rise • We need to increase our charges in order to meet rising costs.
mount • For several hours, tension mounted.
rocket • Fresh food is so scarce that prices have rocketed sharply.
soar • soaring unemployment
escalate • Unions and management fear the dispute could escalate.
inflate • Promotion can inflate a film's final cost.
shoot up • Sales shot up by 9% last month.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ climb down
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• I held her hand as we ascended the steps.
ascendIf something ascends, it moves up, usually vertically or into the air.
• They ascended 55,900 feet in their balloon.
clamberIf you clamber somewhere, you climb there with difficulty, usually using your hands as well as your feet.
• They clambered up the steep hill.
Thesaurus for climb from the Collins English Thesaurus
to go up or ascend (stairs, a mountain, etc)
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