Definition of 'ascent'
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Theirs has been no rapid ascent to stardom. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The pair had skied to the final rock ridge and were roped together for the final ascent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Other triggers include making a rapid ascent to high altitude and performing hard physical exertion while there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His progress has not always followed a linear trajectory, with injuries and inconsistency slowing his ascent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's more of an ascent than a descent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)On the contrary, his dive computer recorded a very gradual ascent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a steep, hazardous ascent. Christianity Today (2000)What you can't dispute is the rapid ascent of the band. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His rapid ascent to riches came from his investments in Russia. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His heart pounded in his ears and he knew his breath came more quickly than could be accounted for by his rapid ascent. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEAfter such a rapid ascent, investors are understandably worrying about what comes next. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was almost sunset now, and the next morning we would begin our ascent up the mountain. WALKING THE BIBLE (2001)A long ascent of the steep hill is rewarded by a rest bench overlooking an idyllic scene. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The ascent of the world 's favourite precious metal has been one of the wonders of the past decade. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then there was a sudden steep ascent and I had a moment of breathlessness and feeling sick. The Sun (2009)A steep ascent, it is said to command fabulous views over the lake of the same name. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They still had to climb a steep ascent that lay behind Peter's hut. Heidi (1881)Difficulty rating The steep ascent and rocky ground means that you will need to be sure-footed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In 2004 their study concluded that the risk of such damage could be increased by anything that disrupted the slow ascent of the mammals to the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The strongest will be the first to make the hazardous ascent to freedom, in case the capsule hits problems, then the weakest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I clawed back a little of the time on the frozen ascent and descent over the Alpine pass to Gstaad. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'ascent'
British English: ascent NOUN
An ascent is an upward journey, especially when you are walking or climbing.
...the first ascent of the world's third highest mountain.
Definition of ascent from the Collins English Dictionary
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