clamber onto

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clamber onto (something)

To climb onto something in a lumbering or uncoordinated manner. The bus swayed as the boys clambered onto it, whooping and laughing.
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clamber onto something

 and clamber in (to something); clamber on
to climb onto something clumsily. The kids clambered onto the tractor and tried to start it. The wagon stopped and the kids clambered on. All the campers clambered into the bus.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She climbs out of the passenger side and I gallantly clamber in, pausing only to headbutt the rear-view mirror and tangle my shoelaces on the brake-handle before carefully reversing the vehicle out of its predicament and straddling an intimate part of my anatomy on the gearstick while getting back out.
The suspect approached the rear of a bungalow opened it wide and attempted to clamber in.
A month later they were back, again smashing a window to clamber in. This time they smashed through a reinforced security door on a corridor leading to the salon.