Newt has dug himself a hole, but even with pundits shoveling dirt on top of him, he could climb out.
Since the end of 2008, state debt has been going up and down, while federal debt continues to climb ever higher.
It resembles childbirth, except that when you have a baby you climb, toward a peak obscured by clouds.
I had to climb through a concrete hole and down a welded fire escape ladder to get into the store.
She wants to open a restaurant, or climb a mountain, or run a marathon, or write a book.
They have been able to fish, to climb trees, and to take long walks.
For ten minutes every stock on the list responded and began to climb.
Tad had turned his attention to the tree that Chunky tried to climb.
Still the Arabs showed no inclination to climb the face of the hill.
Not that I pine for company, but I do want to find somebody to climb with me.
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.
1580s, "act of climbing," from climb (v.). Meaning "an ascent by climbing" is from 1915, originally in aviation.