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clamber

Line breaks: clam|ber
Pronunciation: /ˈklambə
 
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Definition of clamber in English:

verb

[no object, with adverbial of direction]
Climb or move in an awkward and laborious way, typically using both hands and feet: I clambered out of the trench
More example sentences
  • Each time, with undue fuss, he clambered to his feet and returned to the fray.
  • He worried and she shrugged in return, clambering to her feet.
  • I shouted back, clambering to my feet and tying my hair with the first hair band I could find.
Synonyms
scramble, climb, scrabble, move awkwardly, claw one's way;
scale, ascend, mount;
North American shinny

noun

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An awkward and laborious climb or movement: a clamber up the cliff path
More example sentences
  • A final clamber led to cliff where we could look out to the open sea.
  • It is worth making a short detour to the shore where, after a tricky clamber, you can explore natural arches.
  • Any remnant of infant energy can be exhausted on a clamber over rustic playground structures.

Origin

Middle English: probably from clamb, obsolete past tense of climb.

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