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synonyms for belay

  • arrest
  • cancel
  • cease
  • check
  • end
  • halt
  • quit
  • stall
  • stay
  • bring to a standstill
  • call a halt to
  • put a stop to
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antonyms for belay

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  • advance
  • allow
  • begin
  • commence
  • continue
  • go
  • help
  • permit
  • start
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How to use belay in a sentence

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.
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In 1981, using ropes and a belay, filmmaker Eric Perlman and skier Bob Bellman descended the Cables Route.
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Your brother, in my humble opinion, is the most capable and the best-hearted man that I ever knew and—” “Belay!
THE VIKING BLOODFREDERICK WILLIAM WALLACE
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.
MILES WALLINGFORDJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Belay the binnacle and part the ship's periwig abaft the main-mast!
LOCHINVARS. R. CROCKETT
When they had hoisted the unconscious Tom to the gaff, Swarth ordered: "Belay, coil up the fall, and go forrard."
"WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD" AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SEAMORGAN ROBERTSON
"You belay," remarked the Captain, turning towards the vermin of Law with profound disdain.
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN DANGEROUS, VOL. 3 OF 3GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA
Belay your jaw-tackle, master,” growled out one of the pirates who had advanced into the cabin.
THE TWO SUPERCARGOESW.H.G. KINGSTON
"Avast, and belay there with a double turn, goodman host," exclaimed the Captain.
THE KNIGHT OF THE GOLDEN MELICEJOHN TURVILL ADAMS
Ease off an inch or two of that royal-brace; haul taut to leeward, well there, belay!
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