Definition of 'climax'
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The crucial refereeing error occurred as a compelling match reached a stunning climax. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are both able to climax together, just not in the way you first expected. The Sun (2016)At the climax, the man himself makes a cameo. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A story about to reach its climax. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This month the English national championships reach their climax with the finals to be played in Cirencester. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As the crisis neared its climax his support was total and unqualified. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)The climax to the end of a brilliant season brings a brilliant final. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It would be some climax to a career that has brought only admiration and acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The fireworks along the bank were reaching a climax. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)Rarely does a tour reach its climax without some mishap causing a rethink of personnel. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The house was the climax of the experience. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The anxiety alone may be making you climax quickly. The Sun (2015)It was a fitting climax to a breathtaking display. The Sun (2009)Both men played their part in a dramatic climax. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why do women sometimes take two minutes to climax and sometimes an hour? Times, Sunday Times (2015)My advice line on helping a man climax will be useful. The Sun (2010)The monthly visit was the emotional climax in the monthly cycle of existence for many prisoners. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)At the climax the stage literally blooms with life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was just a shame the officials did not allow it to end with the climax it deserved. The Sun (2012)What a climax to the season. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's less important to climax than to enjoy making love and feeling great afterwards. The Sun (2007)The present series reaches its climax with a two-part story that ends next week. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was an incredibly exciting climax again and the England fans were fantastic. The Sun (2010)The slow-motion train crash in the eurozone is nearing its climax. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Glasgow 2014 represented the climax of a career devoted to sports administration. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We could have been enjoying an epic climax to the Flat jockeys' championship. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'climax'
British English: climax NOUN
The climax of something is the most exciting or important moment, near the end.
Reaching an Olympics was the climax of her career.
British English: climax VERB
The event that climaxes a sequence of events is an exciting or important event that comes at the end.
The demonstration climaxed two weeks of strikes.
The spectacle climaxed with an appearance by a troupe of drum majorettes.
- American English: climax
- Brazilian Portuguese: atingir o clímax
- Chinese: 带来高潮
- European Spanish: ser el culmen
- French: constituer l'apogée deN
- German: den Höhepunkt erreichen
- Italian: rappresentare il punto culminante di
- Japanese: クライマックスを迎える
- Korean: 절정에 이르다
- European Portuguese: atingir o clímax
- Spanish: ser el culmen
Definition of climax from the Collins English Dictionary
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