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verb as in stop

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When she realizes what happened, she’s hanging on the rope just above the belay ledge, blood pouring down her face and into her eyes.

If you see me out there after I set out in August, don’t be scared to ask if you can share my fire, give me a belay, or just cruise in tandem for a bit.

There are also plenty of easier climbs just outside of the gorge, such as the waterside cliffs that line Summersville Lake, 18 miles northeast from the park, where you can climb using a pontoon boat as your belay station.

I also like it as part of a resort layering system for low-octane hikes, cold belays, and as a shoulder-season piece for adventures that might involve a little chill and precipitation.

In 1981, using ropes and a belay, filmmaker Eric Perlman and skier Bob Bellman descended the Cables Route.

Your brother, in my humble opinion, is the most capable and the best-hearted man that I ever knew and—” “Belay!

Away went the sloop, steadying her bow-lines; the call piping belay, as each sail was trimmed to the officer of the deck's fancy.

Belay the binnacle and part the ship's periwig abaft the main-mast!

When they had hoisted the unconscious Tom to the gaff, Swarth ordered: "Belay, coil up the fall, and go forrard."

"You belay," remarked the Captain, turning towards the vermin of Law with profound disdain.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belay, such as: arrest, cancel, cease, check, end, and halt.

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