clamber onto (something)

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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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Prosecutor Pamela Brady told how Harrison got his comeuppance after clambering onto a wheelie bin and forcing open a kitchen window.
Japanese broadcasters showed live video of rescuers being lowered from helicopters and clambering onto second-floor balconies to reach stranded residents.
Clambering onto the overcrowded train, you squeeze into the only bit of space you can find and wait for the ticket inspector to appear so you can make your purchase.
As we know, flaky Neil, who's currently the most entertaining nutjob in Corrie, bar Mary, doesn't need much encouragement to pull a crazy stunt, but the fear of his wife re-marrying sees him grabbing Tim's window cleaning ladder and clambering onto the roof of The Rovers in protest.
One incident saw South Wales firefighters clambering onto the roof of a terraced house in Pontycymer to rescue a sheep that had found its way onto the tiles from the neighbouring hillside and spent 40 minutes stranded in June 2011.
This resulted in hundreds of fans clambering onto already crowded terraces.
A YOUNG man plunged 75ft to his death after clambering onto the roof of a city centre apartment block.
Some have even begun clambering onto roofs to literally "surf" the trains while others prefer to wedge themselves between carriages with nothing to hold onto.
One river in Laguna province south of Manila overflowed, flooding most of lakeside Santa Cruz town and sending residents clambering onto roofs to escape rising waters, said Ariel Magcalas, the town's mayor.
For instance, in Hollywood Sign Film--for Peg Entwistle (35MM interpositive dripped with holly berry juice, painted with pepper spray & silver dust using a great horned owl feather--illegally climbing on the Hollywood Sign performances by Shamim Momin, Mariah Csepanyi and Jwest, lit by headlamps, flash lights and police search lights), 2009, the longest in duration of the four sequential projections in this exhibition (though by no means the longest in title)--three shady figures, barely discernible behind a veil of jittering colors and textures, are seen clambering onto LA's iconic landmark.
There was another photo session, led by European captain Nick Faldo with the entire team clambering onto the Ali buggy, before being joined by the caddies as well.
The hardy trio were given a hearty breakfast by licensee Anthony Melia before clambering onto the roof on Saturday morning.
Taking the back door into the United States, droves of Cubans are crossing some of the world's stormiest seas and clambering onto a rugged speck of an island belonging to Puerto Rico, reports AP (July 2, 2006).
Up he climbed, clambering onto the moral high ground and looked down triumphantly at the assembled hacks by his feet.
The shamefaced jockey nods and passes a brown envelope before clambering onto the chair with some difficulty.