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Climb is defined as go or come up a slope or staircase ; ascend. Walk is defined as an act of travelling or an outing on foot.
Both are theoretically correct, but is one more correct than the other? Neither is more correct. They mean different things. Why does one have to be "more correct" than the other? HotLicks One does not have to be more correct than the other.
I am asking if one of them is more correct than the other. So, either of the following would be equally correct: I climbed the stairs. Not "I climbed up the stairs.
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Climb doesn't imply up. You can just as easily climb down something.
MrLister Perfectly true, but we do climb stairs, climb mountains, and climb buildings. However we climb down a mineshaft , and we climb down from on high.
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In other words with the word climb the presumption is that it means up , unless down is specified. WS2 Illuminating point re "down" versus "up". RichardKayser There wouldn't be anything much wrong with saying I climbed up the stairs , or I climbed up the mountain for that matter. But it is not the usual idiomatic form, that is all.
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