climb-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: move upward

NOTE: Upward movement is most important here. Often the goal is the top of something.
NOTE: May be used metaphorically to mean "rise in status" Includes: CLIMB UP.

Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?
Sales were climbing after prices were lowered.
This young man knows how to climb the social ladder.
The value of our house climbed sharply last year.
The "Wettest Place on Earth" - Kawaikini on Kaua'i Island in Hawaii, has been climbed!
Her new novel climbed up the bestseller list.
The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.
As the temperature climbed this past month, so did the interest rates.

VerbNet: calibratable_cos-45.6-1,escape-51.1-3,run-51.3.2
FrameNet: Change_position_on_a_scale,Intentional_traversing,Self_motion
PropBank: climb.01,climb.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 5, 6
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
climb_up 1, 3

Sense Number 2: slope upward or meander along a stationary path

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 CLIMB NP2[location]
NOTE: NP is not animate (i.e. path, road, trail)
NOTE: Able to visually see the NP slope upward

The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill.
The road climbs to 2820' at mile 14 where a road to the right descends into the Cataloochee valley.
The road climbs steeply for about 300m, then flattens out and descends.
The trail gradually climbs through open desert grasslands for one mile before entering the actual canyon.

VerbNet: meander-47.7
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: mount or dismount; move with a grasping motion usually in all limbs

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 CLIMB PP
NOTE: The manner of motion is emphasized here, not upward movement. Includes: CLIMB DOWN, CLIMB ON.

To board, you need one person to hold the boat while the paddler climbs in.
I was here when my son climbed all over our furniture.
He chased the cat toy, purred very loudly as I petted him, and literally climbed all over me.
She climbed on me, she climbed on her therapists, she walked back and forth between us.
We also climbed around a little on the mound just north west of the ruins.
One firefighter climbed down into the well on an aluminum ladder.
We waited about 30 minutes then climbed down from our stand.
When he thought he had the horse sufficiently tamed, he climbed on his back.
The man agreed, climbed on board and they flew into the blue sky.
Climb on the bandwagon!

VerbNet: run-51.3.2
FrameNet: Self_motion
PropBank: climb.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
climb_down 1
climb_on 1