- Climb, move, or get in or out of something in an awkward and laborious way, typically using both hands and feet: I clambered out of the trenchMore 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.
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- An awkward and laborious climb or movement: a clamber up the cliff pathMore 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.
Middle English: probably from clamb, obsolete past tense of climb.