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 Pueblo firefighters also responded and climbed up a ladder and eventually got him to climb down. Fox News, "Naked man coaxed down from atop 150-foot Colorado power line tower, hospitalized," 26 Aug. 2019 When the fire started, Mary said she was mesmerized and didn't move until her mother, who had climbed down below the bleachers, tugged on her foot. Michael Hamad, courant.com, "The living survivors of the Hartford circus fire still carry the scars from the tragic day. Hear their stories in this interactive oral history.," 27 June 2019 Butterfield climbed down and stood on top of the hard legumes, poking and breaking them up to better facilitate the flow. Mitch Stacy, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Like quicksand’: Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment," 15 June 2019 Spray climbed down from the tree and ran up the slope to greet him. National Geographic, "Jane Goodall’s original tale of chimpanzees still astonishes today," 17 Apr. 2019 Officials provided few immediate details, but the San Francisco Fire Department said the father climbed down the cliff to rescue the child. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "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, PEOPLE.com, "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

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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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