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ascent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other sports
ascentas‧cent /əˈsent/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable usually singular]DSOUP the act of climbing something or moving upwards opp descent 🔊 the first ascent of Everest2 [countable usually singular]DSOUP a path or way up to the top of something, for example a mountain opp descent 🔊 a rugged and steep ascent3 [uncountable]POWER the process of becoming more important, powerful, or successful than before syn rise opp fallascent to 🔊 the president’s ascent to power
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ascentThe final ascent of Kilimanjaro began at 5:00 a.m.The men began their final ascent at six o'clock the next day.He wrote a best-selling book about the first ascent of Everest.Some of the four million annual visitors seem to find the mere ascent insufficiently fulfilling.I leant against a rock and watched Will choose his line of ascent.Yeltsin's ascent to the presidency of RussiaIt's a steep ascent but the compensation is a swift gaining of the ridge.The ascent had taken 4 hours!Unfortunately this fell out on the third ascent.
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