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clamber in(to something)

To climb into something in a lumbering or uncoordinated manner. The bus swayed as the boys clambered into it, whooping and laughing. I opened the door of the van, and everyone tried to clamber in at once.
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clamber on

To climb on(to something) in a lumbering or uncoordinated manner. The bus swayed as the boys clambered on, whooping and laughing the whole time. I clambered on the table to change the lightbulb.
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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: clamber, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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