clamber


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Related to clamber: clamber onto

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 ?
A hop-vine, springing from last year's root, was beginning to clamber over it, but would be long in covering the roof with its green mantle.
Now, it is no very easy matter for anybody --except those who are almost hourly used to it, like whalemen --to clamber up a ship's side from a boat on the open sea; for the great swells now lift the boat high up towards the bulwarks, and then instantaneously drop it half way down to the kelson.
One can form some idea of the altitude of this barrier of ice when it is mentioned that from Hofdabrekka farm, which lies high up on a fjeld, one could not see Hjorleifshofdi opposite, which is a fell six hundred and forty feet in height; but in order to do so had to clamber up a mountain slope east of Hofdabrekka twelve hundred feet high.
And the Doctor soon chopped a hole in the door big enough to clamber through.
All he wanted to do was to make a big circle uphill and get at the head of the ravine, and then take the bulls down it and catch Shere Khan between the bulls and the cows; for he knew that after a meal and a full drink Shere Khan would not be in any condition to fight or to clamber up the sides of the ravine.
With this promise the jarvey was prevailed upon to clamber to his place and drive, with hideous deliberation, to the door of the Lodge.
I perceived that I was hungry, and prepared to clamber out of the hammock, which, very politely anticipating my intention, twisted round and deposited me upon all-fours on the floor.
But I was so horribly alone, and even to clamber down into the darkness of the well appalled me.
He would lay down his great hand flat on the grass, and challenge the tallest of them to clamber upon it, and straddle from finger to finger.
The ascent was so steep and rugged that he and his companion were frequently obliged to clamber on hands and knees, with their guns slung upon their backs.
If I arose to walk it would get between my feet and thus nearly throw me down, or, fastening its long and sharp claws in my dress, clamber, in this manner, to my breast.
You can clamber on the snowdrift, Peony, and reach them easily.