Thursday, January 08, 2004
clamber intransitive verb [KLAM-buhr; KLAM-uhr] To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; to scramble.
Definitions for clamber
- To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; to scramble.
- The act of clambering.
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Citations for clamber
At one point a whole horde of them fell over a shallow cliff. Plumes of red dust rose in the air as they struggled to clamber back up.
It was nature's deep spring of sweet water that he fell into when he was just old enough to say a few words, reaching to retrieve his only toy, a tin cup -- and somehow did not drown but clambered out in time to meet his frantic mother racing down the path.
Origin of clamber
Clamber is from Middle English clambren, probably a modification of climben, "to climb."