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English noun: abseil

1. abseil (act) (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body


Broader (hypernym)descent

Domain categorymountain climbing, mountaineering

English verb: abseil

1. abseil (motion) lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside

SamplesThe ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous.
You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing.

Synonymsrappel, rope down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Domain categoryathletics, sport

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