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American English: /klaɪm/
British English: /klʌɪm/

Translation of climb in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (mountain)
    subir a
    trepar a
    treparse a (esp Latin America)
    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

  • 1 (clamber)
    to go climbing (Sport)
    hacer alpinismo
    hacer andinismo (Latin America)
    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)
    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.
  • 2 (rise)
    ascender [formal]
    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.


  • 1 (ascent) it's a steep climb to the top
    es una subida empinada hasta la cima
    a difficult climb for beginners
    una escalada difícil para principiantes
    Example sentences
    • It's a long climb, a brutal ascent by any standard, but that severity is the mountain's saving grace.
    • The easy walk was a shorter version of Jim's walk, and both walks finished with the climb to Hoad Hill and the Barrow Monument.
    • After a while we began a gentle ascent of the Little Homer Saddle, the only climb in the whole walk.
  • 3 (Aviation) to go into a climb
    iniciar un ascenso
    Example sentences
    • Graham cleaned up the aircraft for single-engine climb and took the flight controls.
    • The take-off is flawless; a steep climb has the aircraft high by strip's end to avoid the possibility of ground-fire.
    • The lead aircraft coordinated a climb with the tower controller to hold over the airport at 2,500 feet.

Phrasal verbs

climb down

1verb + preposition + object (descend)
bajarse por
bajarse de
2verb + adverb 2.1 (descend)
descender [formal]
2.2 (withdraw, concede) [colloquial]

climb up

1verb + preposition + object
trepar a
treparse a (esp Latin America)
subir por
trepar por
2verb + adverb she climbed up to the top
subió hasta la cima
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