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Pronunciation: /klaɪm/

Translation of climb in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [mountain] escalar, subir a; [stairs] subir; [tree] trepar a, treparse a (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) , subirse a he slipped while climbing the north face se resbaló al escalar la pared norte to climb Everest escalar el Everest, subir al Everest he climbed the stairs with difficulty subió las escaleras con dificultad she climbed the tree trepó or se trepó al árbol, se subió al árbol
    Example sentences
    • The only way to reach the roof was by climbing the ladder that was inside the building itself, unless they climbed up the side.
    • Ewan climbed up the ladder quickly, used to doing so, as he'd been climbing the same ladder for over six years.
    • Red began to climb the staircase to the third tower of the east wing, known affectionately as the correlation wing, used mainly for social events, conferences and the like.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (clamber) trepar, treparse to go climbing [Sport/Deporte] hacer* alpinismo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) andinismo, ir* a escalar or de escalada she climbed onto a chair/the table se subió a una silla/la mesa, trepó or se trepó a una silla/la mesa we climbed down off the roof bajamos del tejado to climb into/out of bed meterse en/levantarse de la cama he climbed into his pajamas se puso el pijama climb in! (to car) ¡sube! 1.2 (rise) [path/road/aircraft] subir, ascender* [formal]; [inflation/population/temperature] subir, ascender* [formal]
    Example sentences
    • The break was a long gulley, and the road climbed precariously and steeply along its edge.
    • The bridleway climbs above the road and rejoins it further up at a gate.
    • The track climbs steeply towards the summit and lucky for us we had excellent weather and were able to see halfway across Tasmania from the top.
    Example sentences
    • Since hitting the floor last year, its value has steadily climbed again in line with a general recovery in the sector.
    • Passenger-train performance began to climb, increasing steadily into the 1990s.
    • The company's shares had climbed steadily in value over the preceding two months to a historic high at the end of the year.
    Example sentences
    • He never touched her: until one night, piqued that he hadn't made a move, she climbed over the bolster herself.
    • The cranks on the deck were moved off quickly, while crew members climbed aboard the massive transit.
    • Space Tower Danny climbs onto Spain's tallest skyscraper, currently under construction in Barcelona.


Phrasal verbs

climb down

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (descend) [rope] bajarse por; [tree] bajarse de 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (descend) bajar(se), descender* [formal] 2.2 (withdraw, concede) [colloquial/familiar] ceder

climb up

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [tree] trepar a, treparse a (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; [hill] subir; [rockface] escalar; [rope] subir or trepar por 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio subir she climbed up to the top subió hasta la cima

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