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clambering

[klam-ber-ing, klam-er-] /ˈklæm bər ɪŋ, ˈklæm ər-/
adjective, Botany
1.
of or relating to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils.
Origin of clambering

clamber

[klam-ber, klam-er] /ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ər/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
noun
2.
an act or instance of clambering.
Origin
1325-75; Middle English clambren, equivalent to clamb- (akin to climb) + -r- -er6 + -en infinitive suffix
Related forms
clamberer, noun
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clamber

/ˈklæmbə/
verb
1.
usually foll by up, over, etc. to climb (something) awkwardly, esp by using both hands and feet
noun
2.
a climb performed in this manner
Derived Forms
clamberer, noun
Word Origin
C15: probably a variant of climb
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Word Origin and History for clambering

clamber

v.

"to climb with difficulty using hands and feet," late 14c., possibly frequentative of Middle English climben "to climb" (preterit clamb), or akin to Old Norse klembra "to hook (oneself) on." Related: Clambered; clambering.

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