(archaic) simple past tense and past participle of climb


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Source: Wiktionary

Clomb, Clomb"en,

Definition: imp. & p. p. of Climb (for climbed). [Obs.] The sonne, he sayde, is clomben up on hevene. Chaucer.


Climb, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Climbed, Obs. or Vulgar Clomb (; p. pr. & vb. n. Climbing.] Etym: [AS. climban; akin to OHG. chlimban, G. & D. klimmen, Icel. klifa, and E. cleave to adhere.]

1. To ascend or mount laboriously, esp. by use of the hands and feet.

2. To ascend as if with effort; to rise to a higher point. Black vapors climb aloft, and cloud the day. Dryden.

3. (Bot.)

Definition: To ascend or creep upward by twining about a support, or by attaching itself by tendrills, rootlets, etc., to a support or upright surface.

Climb, v. t.

Definition: To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.

Climb, n.

Definition: The act of one who climbs; ascent by climbing. Warburton.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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