Definition of 'clamber'
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They are quite at home in the reeds, where they can clamber about, and slip between the stems. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You were clambering about in the spaces that lay inside your own head. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Three rebels clambered over the wall to detain him. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They managed to get the ride working and clambered aboard. The Sun (2016)They clamber about the branches like parrots to get at them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The illegals clamber aboard and hope for the best. The Sun (2015)So is clambering about on your own roof. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The group clambered to safety aboard the second vessel. The Sun (2013)And may clamber aboard a vehicle offers them a say for once. The Sun (2008)The report also criticises haulage firms for not doing enough to stop illegal immigrants clambering on board lorries. The Sun (2016)Migrants have been seen roaming the terminal attempting to climb inside trucks or clamber on board trains before the doors close. The Sun (2015) People clambered on to tables to escape being bitten while others shook pieces of cloth at the snakes to scare them off. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Look out for the playground where little people clamber over a giant outstretched Gulliver. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He clambered over a wall in pitch dark last Sunday night. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Do you like a nice tall man to clamber up, or do you seek out the small but perfectly formed? The Sun (2012)And the 21m he banked off the course is certain to rocket as new sponsors clamber on board the gravy train. The Sun (2016)Nature notes The small birds that clamber about on tree trunks and large branches now have their offspring following them around. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The outer suit opened at the front and I clambered awkwardly into it. Anti-Ice (1993)The lawn leads to the sea wall; clamber down there and you're on the beach. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Often I would have four or five little people jostling to clamber onto my lap and soak up hugs and attention. Christianity Today (2000)Sometimes we walk along the towpath or, if the lock is a bit far, we clamber back on board. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'clamber'
British English: clamber VERB
If you clamber somewhere, you climb there with difficulty, usually using your hands as well as your feet.
They clambered up the stone walls of a steeply terraced olive grove.
Definition of clamber from the Collins English Dictionary
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