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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLIMB

I would I were my brother, your honour,” said Ambrose, “then would I climb the thee.

Who foremost now to climb the leaguered wall, The first to triumph, or the first to fall?

He will never fly at your elephant, or climb a tree, or take to the water after you!

After two hours' climb, the features of the landscape change.

Without waiting to plan, I began to climb down the steep side of the ravine.

"Scoot down there and climb into that boat," he said proudly to Eileen.

I soon began to climb the rigging of the brig, ascending to the mast-heads.

We did not attempt, therefore, to cut through again, but resolved to climb.

A bear ought to climb; therefore will I take a look above them.

If you climb one of them you will be able to look over the city.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English climban "raise oneself using hands and feet; rise gradually, ascend; make an ascent of" (past tense clamb, past participle clumben, clumbe), from West Germanic *klimbanan "go up by clinging" (cf. Dutch klimmen "to climb," Old High German klimban, German klimmen). A strong verb in Old English, weak by 16c. Most other Germanic languages long ago dropped the -b. Meaning "to mount as if by climbing" is from mid-14c. Figurative sense of "rise slowly by effort" is from mid-13c. Related: Climbed; climbing.

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