climb down

climbed down; climbing down; climbs down

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

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Officials provided few immediate details, but the San Francisco Fire Department said the father climbed down the cliff to rescue the child. Lauren Hernández,, "Cliffside rescue underway for father, child at Aquatic Park," 9 Aug. 2019 Seven people were reportedly injured after a fire broke out in a West Philadelphia apartment building Thursday night, and one man managed to escape the blaze by free-climbing down the side of the building, reports say. Char Adams,, "Philadelphia Man Escapes Fire By Climbing Down Side of 19-Story Building, Spider-Man Style," 19 July 2019 Lt Cdr Firdaus immediately climbed down the conning tower and rushed forward across the submarine’s casing. Rahul Singh, Quartz India, "You’ve heard stories of Indian Army and Air Force heroes. Now here’s an angel from the Navy," 23 June 2019 In other words, fans who might be on the fence about seeing ELO this time through town should climb down and head on over to the SAP Center. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO soars in return to Northern California," 23 June 2019 The risks of defying those rules forced the two populist parties to climb down last year. Ian Bremmer, Time, "Italy’s Precarious Economy Again Threatens the E.U.," 13 June 2019 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,, "Baltimore police rescue man from top of Howard Street Bridge," 26 June 2019

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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