- Ⅰ.climb UK US /klaɪm/ verb► [I] if a price, number, or amount climbs, it increases: costs/prices/rates climb »
Our costs have climbed rapidly in the last few years.»
climb steadily/steeply/slowly► [I or T] to improve your position at work or in society: »
He quickly climbed to the top of his profession.climb the housing/promotion/corporate ladder »
As executives struggle to climb the corporate ladder, they often do not want to say anything that could harm their chances.Ⅱ.climb UK US /klaɪm/ noun [C, usually singular]► an increase in a price, number, or amount: a climb in sth »
A sustained climb in interest rates could hit some parts of the housing market harder than others.► a period of improvement or progress: »
It's going to be a long, hard climb before we get out of this recession.»
Her climb to the top of the profession was remarkably quick.
Financial and business terms. 2012.