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clam·ber

 (klăm′bər, klăm′ər)
intr.v. clam·bered, clam·ber·ing, clam·bers
To climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble.
n.
A difficult, awkward climb.

[Middle English clambren, probably frequentative of climben, to climb; see climb.]

clam′ber·er n.

clamber

(ˈklæmbə)
vb
(usually foll by: up, over, etc) to climb (something) awkwardly, esp by using both hands and feet
n
a climb performed in this manner
[C15: probably a variant of climb]
ˈclamberer n

clam•ber

(ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ər)

v.t, v.i.
1. to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
n.
2. an act or instance of clambering.
[1325–75; Middle English clambren, frequentative formation akin to climb; see -er6]
clam′ber•er, n.

clamber


Past participle: clambered
Gerund: clambering

Imperative
clamber
clamber
Present
I clamber
you clamber
he/she/it clambers
we clamber
you clamber
they clamber
Preterite
I clambered
you clambered
he/she/it clambered
we clambered
you clambered
they clambered
Present Continuous
I am clambering
you are clambering
he/she/it is clambering
we are clambering
you are clambering
they are clambering
Present Perfect
I have clambered
you have clambered
he/she/it has clambered
we have clambered
you have clambered
they have clambered
Past Continuous
I was clambering
you were clambering
he/she/it was clambering
we were clambering
you were clambering
they were clambering
Past Perfect
I had clambered
you had clambered
he/she/it had clambered
we had clambered
you had clambered
they had clambered
Future
I will clamber
you will clamber
he/she/it will clamber
we will clamber
you will clamber
they will clamber
Future Perfect
I will have clambered
you will have clambered
he/she/it will have clambered
we will have clambered
you will have clambered
they will have clambered
Future Continuous
I will be clambering
you will be clambering
he/she/it will be clambering
we will be clambering
you will be clambering
they will be clambering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clambering
you have been clambering
he/she/it has been clambering
we have been clambering
you have been clambering
they have been clambering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clambering
you will have been clambering
he/she/it will have been clambering
we will have been clambering
you will have been clambering
they will have been clambering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clambering
you had been clambering
he/she/it had been clambering
we had been clambering
you had been clambering
they had been clambering
Conditional
I would clamber
you would clamber
he/she/it would clamber
we would clamber
you would clamber
they would clamber
Past Conditional
I would have clambered
you would have clambered
he/she/it would have clambered
we would have clambered
you would have clambered
they would have clambered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamber - an awkward climb; "reaching the crest was a real clamber"
mount, climb - the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"
Verb1.clamber - climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
climb - move with difficulty, by grasping

clamber

verb climb, scale, scramble, claw, shin, scrabble They clambered up the steep hill.

clamber

verb
To move or climb hurriedly, especially on all fours:
Translations
يَتَسَلَّق
šplhat
klatre
kavuta
klöngrast
karstytis
rāpties
šplhať
klänga
güçlükle tırmanmak

clamber

[ˈklæmbəʳ]
A. Nsubida f
B. VItrepar, subir gateando (over, up sobre a)

clamber

[ˈklæmbər] vi (= climb) → grimper, se hisser
to clamber aboard a bus → se hisser à bord d'un busclam chowder n soupe épaisse aux palourdes

clamber

viklettern, kraxeln (esp S Ger); to clamber up a hillauf einen Berg klettern, einen Berg hinaufklettern; the baby clambered all over the sofadas Baby krabbelte auf dem Sofa herum
nKletterei f, → Kraxelei f (esp S Ger)

clamber

[ˈklæmbəʳ] viarrampicarsi

clamber

(ˈklӕmbə) verb
to climb by holding on with hands and feet. clambering over the rocks.
References in classic literature ?
My contempt and my longing increase together; the higher I clamber, the more do I despise him who clambereth.
But I was so horribly alone, and even to clamber down into the darkness of the well appalled me.
I had to clamber down a shaft of perhaps two hundred yards.
Think ye that ye have heart enough to clamber down this cliff?
To clamber up that slim shaft without dragging Ja down and precipitating both to the same doom from which the copper-colored one was attempting to save me seemed utterly impossible, and as I came near the spear I told Ja so, and that I could not risk him to try to save myself.
He was opposite the forward end of the cabin, while I was attempting to clamber aboard near the vessel's stern.
I was just about to clamber along the jagged rocks which lie at the base of the cliff next to the sea, in search of some foothold to the top, when I chanced to see a canoe rounding the end of the island.
Again the man shuddered, but he hastened to make fast the flier, clamber again to its deck and lower it to the floor of the enclosure.
A man might scale them if unhampered and unhindered, but to clamber upward in the face of a belligerent tribe of half-men and with a girl to assist was beyond my capability.
Numa, unaccustomed to the idiosyncrasies of construction of an airship and having gained the forward cockpit, watched the girl clamber out of his reach without at first endeavoring to prevent her.
Contract notice: Supply, installation and commissioning of equipment unit up-stream from the pilot biorefinery r & d project for clamber castilla-la mancha region bio economy plant, co-financed by erdf.
You had to veer off from the path then clamber down from the edge of the moor, which petered out in a low cliff.