Definition of Climb up

1. Verb. Go upward with gradual or continuous progress. "They climb up up the hill"; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

Exact synonyms: Climb, Go Up, Mount
Specialized synonyms: Scale, Escalade, Ramp, Mountaineer, Ride
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Climb, Climb, Climber, Climber, Climber, Climber, Climbing, Mount, Mounter, Mounting
Also: Climb Down, Climb On

2. Verb. Appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils. "The vine climbed up the side of the house"
Exact synonyms: Ascend

3. Verb. Rise in rank or status. "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
Exact synonyms: Jump, Rise
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Jump

Definition of Climb up

1. Verb. (intransitive) to make a gradual ascent or increase ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to gradually ascend something ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Climb Up

climb down
climb on
climb the walls
climb up (current term)
climbed the walls
climbing bird's nest fern
climbing bittersweet
climbing bolt

Literary usage of Climb up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... at which time only one of them was alive; the shore was too steep for the men to climb up. The boat was weighed and got into the harbour by the French. ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Typical of the critics' remarks about climb up is this from Bryson 1984: But in ... Also note that many uses of climb up are not especially literal: - - the ..."

3. Animal Intelligence: Experimental Studies by Edward Lee Thorndike (1911)
"I therefore put two cats with him and had them climb up 80 times before his eyes ... After a while, they began to climb up upon hearing the signal (4) or ..."

4. Memoirs of Rev. George Whitefield by John Gillies, George Whitefield (1839)
"God help you, young people, to put your foot on this ladder; do not climb up wrong: the devil has a ladder, but it reaches down to hell; all the devil's ..."

5. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"An' so he think he'll climb Up higher—'way up higher in the tree Than the old Bear kin climb, you know.—But he— He can't climb higher 'an old Bears kin ..."

6. Filipino Popular Tales by Dean Spruill Fansler (1921)
"WHY SNAILS climb up GRASS.1 Long ago, when the various kinds of animals dwelt together in a kind of community, ..."

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