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Definition of clamber verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clamber

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈklæmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmbər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clamber
BrE BrE//ˈklæmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmbər//
 
he / she / it clambers
BrE BrE//ˈklæmbəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmbərz//
 
past simple clambered
BrE BrE//ˈklæmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmbərd//
 
past participle clambered
BrE BrE//ˈklæmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmbərd//
 
-ing form clambering
BrE BrE//ˈklæmbərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmbərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to climb or move with difficulty or a lot of effort, using your hands and feet synonym scramble The children clambered up the steep bank. Word Origin Middle English: probably from clamb, obsolete past tense of climb.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clamber