Synonyms for climbing
Antonyms for climbing
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLIMBING
Harriet's climbing was not so rapid as to make her dizzy; but business was coming.
There is nothing extraordinary about climbing the Teton Pass—to tell about.
Besides, they can rake us with bullets from ambush, while we're climbing up the ridge.
They asked to be excused from traveling inland and climbing rocks.
Raby pushed logs under the windows, and, climbing up, looked in.
Or I might dream of climbing for ever the tall dark trees above me.
The climbing of mountains would only have prolonged their disaster.
Instantly Nancy was over the rail and Tom was climbing down after her.
Up and up they went, one after the other, each man counting off and climbing.
The gentleman probably doesn't want you climbing all over him.
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.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLIMBING
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