/ˈklæm bər ɪŋ, ˈklæm ər-/
of or pertaining to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils.
/ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ər/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
an act or instance of
(usually foll by
to climb (something) awkwardly, esp by using both hands and feet
a climb performed in this manner
[C15: probably a variant of
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Then she looked around hopefully, as if to solicit help clambering out of her own construction.
They drain easily when wet, they provided traction for clambering on rocks and climbing trees and they look smart.
It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has been observed clambering onto land to sunbathe.
They also break legs clambering over concrete abutments and get smacked by automobiles.
They're clambering over walls, popping through holes and falling from the skies via dropships.
After seven years of spiralling down snakes and clambering back up ladders, a final agreement seemed within touch.
Jean then crowd-surfed over to the speaker-covered truck, clambering on top to address the crowd.
Clambering is the failure of the sensorimotor system, in an evolutionary sense.
With all the commotion, one moose wisely bolts, clambering over a fence and heading off in an ungainly trot.
The pilots and flight attendants came clambering down the ramp to greet him as well.
Goatsrue differs from a vetch because it is upright, not clambering, and lacks tendrils on the tips of the leaves.
Her friends, clambering in with her, enthusiastically agreed.
Eighteen months of clambering through the rigging of a tall schooner in all kinds of weather.
Double-edged razor blades were worked into palm trunks to discourage snipers from clambering up.
Apple trees may sustain severe damage to their branches by bears clambering about to obtain fruit.
The clambering from cross-piece to cross-piece upon this unstable structure, poised in mid-air, seemed to require little.