clamber

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clamber

climb with hands and feet: She clambered up the boulders.
Not to be confused with:
clammer – one who gathers or digs clams
clamor – loud noise; a protest; demand: The clamor was tumultuous.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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clamber

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

verb
To move or climb hurriedly, especially on all fours:
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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)
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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
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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)
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clamber

[ˈklæmbəʳ] viarrampicarsi
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clamber

(ˈklӕmbə) verb
to climb by holding on with hands and feet. clambering over the rocks.
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It passes on from point to point, gaining one by some indication; another on a probability; then availing itself of an association; then falling back on some received law; next seizing on testimony; then committing itself to some popular impression, or some inward instinct, or some obscure memory; and thus it makes progress not unlike a clamberer on a steep cliff, who by quick eye, prompt hand, and firm foot, ascends how he knows not himself, by personal endowments and by practice, rather than by rule, leaving no track behind him, and unable to teach another.
Choosing the role of "clown" -- though there is little to incline us to laughter -- or, as he argues equally, the inexpert clamberer, tumbling through rocks and brush, trampled by the grazing lambs about him, down into the "obscure combe" deep in the ravine, little remains that can uplift and revamp a writing lived from the inside -- increasingly, it seems to me -- as a "dead letter night," at best a night "of constellating failure." Obsessive and confessional, Ecart should not be seen, however, as narcissistic.
For, tho' he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer. For his motions upon the face of the earth are more than any other quadrupede.