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What is another word for climbing?

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Moving in an upward trajectory
“They fired showers of shining sparks upward into the climbing smoke plume that darkened the sky ahead of them.”
Growing, increasing or expanding at a fast rate
Going from a lower to higher position
Beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Clinging or growing over walls or on the ground, typically of vines or plants
The act or sport of climbing or hiking up mountains or large rocks
“His hobby was climbing and he'd done it all over the globe.”
An instance of rising or moving up through the air
Present participle for to physically scale something to get to its top
“The servants and live-in farm workers were not allowed to use the stairs, but had to climb a ladder to get to their sleeping quarters.”
Present participle for to elevate or gain in altitude
“The aircraft will climb to approximately 39,000 feet and release the launch vehicle and payload.”
(of a road or track) Present participle for to slope upwards
“Take the trail to the right, where the path will begin to climb steeply as it approaches the hill.”
Present participle for to make progress by moving to a higher rank, position or status
“He's a weatherman, trying to climb the ranks of the network on nothing more than his good looks.”
Present participle for to develop or increase in amount, value or degree
“But when stock prices climb, the ratio of trend followers to fundamentalists begins to grow.”
Present participle for to move awkwardly or with difficulty, typically in an upward direction
“As soon as one crab starts to climb out of the pot, the others grab it and drag it back down.”
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