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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klam-ber, klam-er]
    • /ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ər/
    • /ˈklæm.bər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klam-ber, klam-er]
    • /ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ər/

Definitions of clamber word

  • verb clamber If you clamber somewhere, you climb there with difficulty, usually using your hands as well as your feet. 3
  • verb clamber to climb (something) awkwardly, esp by using both hands and feet 3
  • noun clamber a climb performed in this manner 3
  • intransitive verb clamber to climb with effort or clumsily, esp. by using the hands as well as the feet 3
  • noun clamber a clumsy or hard climb 3
  • noun clamber an act or instance of clambering. 1

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Origin of clamber

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English clambren, equivalent to clamb- (akin to climb) + -r- -er6 + -en infinitive suffix

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clamber popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clamber

verb clamber

  • climb — If you climb something such as a tree, mountain, or ladder, or climb up it, you move towards the top of it. If you climb down it, you move towards the bottom of it.
  • scale — a succession or progression of steps or degrees; graduated series: the scale of taxation; the social scale.
  • scramble — to climb or move quickly using one's hands and feet, as down a rough incline.
  • crawl — When you crawl, you move forward on your hands and knees.
  • mount — to go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs.

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