I saw him climbing up/on or climb the tree to pluck the mangoes.
"Climb", by itself, means to go upward gradually. Then why do we use climb down? How do we differentiate and use them in a sentence? Can't I simply use climb?
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climb / climb up: to go up something towards the top… e.g:
She climbed up the stairs.
The car slowly climbed the hill.
climb down: to move down, especially with difficulty or effort… e.g:
Can you climb down?
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