climb down

verb
climbed down; climbing down; climbs down

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

Examples of climb down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Going slow when climbing down and not skipping steps. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your ladder matters, for your safety and the success of your project," 19 Mar. 2020 DeDecker, who had been picnicking after abandoning a summit attempt in drizzly conditions, climbed down to investigate. NBC News, "Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp," 24 Oct. 2019 The Beatles may have famously signed off on a rooftop, but after Yesterday, Patel may not want to climb down. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Danny Boyle, Himesh Patel and Richard Curtis Talk 'Yesterday' and How Its Rising Star Channels The Beatles' Story," 9 May 2019 After an unbearable five days of waiting, the bear spotted last weekend in a tree hanging over the tiger enclosure at an Apopka wildlife facility has climbed down from his perch. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "After 5 days, the Apopka bear has climbed down from tree hanging over tiger enclosure," 26 Nov. 2019 The woman successfully escaped on her second attempt by jumping out of a window, climbing down a pipe and flagging down a man who called 911, according to the statement. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Man accused of brutal 6-hour assault allegedly kidnapped and raped another woman before," 17 Oct. 2019 Each dive began in the same way: Vescovo would wake before dawn, don his blue flight suit, pack his usual lunch—a tuna sandwich, a Coke and crisps—and climb down the narrow chute into the cockpit, before launching into the darkness. The Economist, "The last of the great explorers," 6 Sep. 2019 The young man in black climbed down the manhole’s footholds and flicked on a penlight. Suzanne Sataline, Quartz, "How one fighter made his escape from the worst battle of Hong Kong’s protests," 30 Nov. 2019 Dickson’s map therefore points to the idea that Ötzi, in his last journey, climbed down into the Schalstal before his final ascent. Megan Gannon, National Geographic, "Scientists reconstruct Ötzi the Iceman’s frantic final climb," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of climb down

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of climb down was in 1864

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23 Mar 2020

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“Climb down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/climb%20down. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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