an awkward climb
"reaching the crest was a real clamber"
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
To climb something with some difficulty, or in a haphazard fashion.
The children clambered over the jungle gym with reckless abandon.
to climb with difficulty, or with hands and feet; -- also used figuratively
the act of clambering
to ascend by climbing with difficulty
Origin: [OE clambren, clameren, to heap together, climb; akin to Icel. klambra to clamp, G. klammern. Cf. Clamp, Climb.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klam′bėr, v.i. to climb with difficulty, grasping with the hands and feet.—n. the act of clambering. [From root of Clump; cf. Ger. klammern—klemmen, to squeeze or hold tightly.]
The numerical value of clamber in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of clamber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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The notion of ghost ships drifting on autopilot toward the coasts of Europe in the hopes that coast guards will rescue the people on board and the hideous sight of men and women tearing their flesh on barbed-wire fences in a desperate, and sometimes lethal, attempt to clamber into Europe and find a better, more peaceful life: Such scenes are simply intolerable.
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