Climb (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Climbed (?), Obs. or Vulgar Clomb (); p. pr. & vb. n. Climbing.] [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. klifa, and E. cleave to adhere.]


To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.


To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point.

Black vapors climb aloft, and cloud the day. Dryden.

3. Bot.

To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrills, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface.


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Climb, v. t.

To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.


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Climb, n.

The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing.



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