Climb Climb (kl[imac]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Climbed} (kl[imac]md), Obs. or Vulgar {Clomb} (kl[o^]m); p. pr. & vb. n. {Climbing}.] [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. kl[=i]fa, and E. cleave to adhere.] 1. To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet. [1913 Webster]

2. To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point. [1913 Webster]

Black vapors climb aloft, and cloud the day. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrils, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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