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  • My prefix is a young man.

  • My suffix needs a hand.

  • My infix is summing it up.

  • My purpose is going up.

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The word is

LADDERING


My prefix is a young man.

'LAD'

My suffix needs a hand.

'RING'

My infix is summing it up.

'ADD' or even 'ADDER'

My purpose is going up.

Laddering refers to ladders, which are used to climb up somewhere/something.

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  • $\begingroup$ I think you've got it, but rot13("Ynqqrevat" znxrf zber frafr, jvgu evat nf fhssvk naq nqqre nf vasvk, jvgu gur cerfrag cnegvpvcyr ersreevat gb na npgvivgl engure guna na bowrpg) $\endgroup$ – tmpearce Aug 5 '20 at 20:36
  • $\begingroup$ @tmpearce agreed and I've edited but was slighlty hesitant as I'm not really 100% sure on the definition bit. Anyways its definitely one of the two :) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 5 '20 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ Naq V whfg gubhtug vg jnf re, nf va "re, tvzzr n unaq?" ;) $\endgroup$ – Walt Aug 5 '20 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Walt I was also considering that at one stage :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 5 '20 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think that's the right word. The verb Ynqqre does not refer to the use of the noun Ynqqre so the last clue doesn't make sense (the word does exist as a verb but its meaning is not about going up). $\endgroup$ – Chris Aug 6 '20 at 15:35

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