clambering

[ klam-ber-ing, klam-er- ]SEE DEFINITION OF clambering

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I have been sliding off and clambering on ever since I bade goodbye to Havant.

And Pete was clambering up the wall by the side of the dairy window.

Wading in the water, leaping over the stones, clambering on the trunks—aw, dear!

After that he lighted the fuse, and, clambering down the slope of rock, saw Gordon.

A moment later he was heard clambering into the boat and then clambering out.

Do you see her yonder on the path up the cliff; and who is that clambering after her?

That you would talk the poor man into clambering up that tower?

And over the roofs a shadowy figure of a man was clambering hurriedly.

The rest followed as best they might, clambering from ledge to ledge.

He and the Kanakas had succeeded in righting the boat and clambering into her.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLAMBERING

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nounupward movement
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