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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She clambers onto the lifeless whale as the predator circles.
And then it happens; the hero, now your hero, opens one eye, than the other, eyelids as bloodied as the make-up man could have made them, without using the whole tomato ketchup bottle, then in front of a disbelieving crowd and a sneering, leering opponent the victim holds onto the ropes, clambers onto his feet, but there is a difference, the blood is still there, the bruises even more visible, the eyelids still half closed, the knees still buckling, but like I said there's a difference:
Ozzy clambers onto a tightrope at his owner Nick Johnson's request (above) before balancing perfectly
With the cat out of the bag, Betty climbs into the loft - and when Donald and Mark eventually find her, she clambers onto the roof.
A SINGER and songwriter from the Midlands will go up in the world - when he clambers onto Trafalgar Square's empty fourth plinth.
As horrified boyfriend Tyrone (ALAN DOBBS) looks on, Fiz clambers onto the rooftop, shouts a protest through a megaphone then peels off, yelling: "Baldwin's ripped me off.
Just today the wily fellow clambers onto wall and fence, ready to jump onto the side that bids the most for him.
As he clambers onto the roof and on to his feet, Cruise is limping.