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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 up (something)

To climb something. Everyone else was able to clamber up the rope in gym class, but I struggled, thanks to my scrawny arms.
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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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clamber up (something)

to climb up something, especially in a particular way. The wall climbers clambered up the wall quickly. Tricia clambered up the ladder and cautiously went down again.
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He clambered over his balcony and only held on for a few seconds before he dropped.
Up to 80 workers clambered on to the roof at Visteon's factory in Enfield yesterday and pledged to remain until the firm agrees to meet the union Unite.
Despite suffering a dislocated left shoulder, the man clambered out of the pen and help was summoned.
Walter Preston, 72, clambered to safety and saved his dog after the drama in Alloa.
The man clambered down, raised the alarm and the woman was later led to safety.
Three others had clambered out of the vehicle unhurt.
The woman had clambered out of the car by the time they arrived.
After a run of five successive podium finishes to start his rookie year, Hamilton finally clambered onto the top step in Canada after starting from pole for the first time.
The man, in his late 20s, clambered on to the roof of a residential wing and refused to come down.
So no matter how many press-ups have been pumped, balls bowled in the nets or obstacles clambered, the real evidence will be unveiled at 11am on Wednesday.
The council claims that Ricky, who first clambered onto the roof of the house in Raldan Close, Barry, in April, 2006, owes pounds 741.
As he clambered out he was kicked on his left shoulder, dislocating it.
The passengers later told police Derek Murphy, 60 - who was twice the drink-drive limit - had clambered into the rear.
Before I clambered into the huge red boat of New York Gay Pride's grand marshal convertible, I reminded my co-marshal and fellow traveler, the activist-writer-theologian Father John McNeill, that when he was my college ethics professor he had huffed wearily that "homosexuality was nothing more than mutual masturbation.
48 hours later, unclaimed corpses floated by; funeral homes no longer had room for the dead; people frantically clambered onto rooftops and waved makeshift flags to attract aerial rescue; looting was rampant; police (where they could be found) were fired on by snipers; and a hospital was attacked by those seeking drugs.