climb down

verb
climbed down; climbing down; climbs down

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climbdown \ ˈklīm-​ˌdau̇n How to pronounce climbdown (audio) \ noun

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Antwan Mims was all smiles Monday as he was escorted into a police vehicle after climbing down from an airplane in Benton Harbor, Mich. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Suspect in double murder dances for camera during extradition," 15 Aug. 2018 On a recent day when this correspondent climbed down to the step well’s bottom, Delhi’s temperature hit 48°C (118°F) in the shade. The Economist, "The South Asian monsoon, past, present and future," 27 June 2019 The man agreed to climb down after the crisis team built a rapport with him, according to the police department. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore police rescue man from top of Howard Street Bridge," 26 June 2019 Sure, the film includes those well-known blurry, slow-scan TV images of Armstrong from the side, climbing down the ladder of the lunar lander. Thom Patterson, CNN, "'Apollo 11': 8 moments from the documentary to watch for," 19 June 2019 Justice made the accommodation after Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler climbed down from his demand that Mr. Barr provide all Mueller material, including grand jury testimony protected by federal law. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Robert Mueller’s Edits," 11 June 2019 Democrats also climbed down from a last-minute demand that the bill impose a hard cap on the number of detention beds for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Declaring Border Victory," 12 Feb. 2019 Striking a border deal wouldn’t even necessarily require the Speaker to climb down from her claim of architectural immorality. James Freeman, WSJ, "The Pelosi Pay Raise," 4 Jan. 2019 Neither yet appears prepared to lose face by climbing down. Washington Post, "Germany’s Merkel faces race against time in migrant standoff," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of climb down

1864, in the meaning defined above

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