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  • verb intransitive to make a gradual ascent or increase
  • verb transitive to gradually ascend something

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
  • verb rise in rank or status
  • verb go upward with gradual or continuous progress


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