clamber


clam·ber

verb \ˈklam-bər, ˈkla-mər\

: to climb or crawl in an awkward way

clam·beredclam·ber·ing \ˈklam-b(ə-)riŋ, ˈklam-riŋ, ˈkla-mər-iŋ\

Full Definition of CLAMBER

intransitive verb
:  to climb awkwardly (as by scrambling) <clambered over the rocks>
clam·ber·er \-bər-ər, -mər-ər\ noun

Examples of CLAMBER

  1. The children clambered over the rocks.
  2. We clambered up the steep hill.

Origin of CLAMBER

Middle English clambren; akin to Old English climban to climb
First Known Use: 14th century

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