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ab·seil

(äp′zīl′, -sīl′, ăb′-)
intr.v. ab·seiled, ab·seil·ing, ab·seils
To rappel.

[German abseilen : ab, down, off; see ablaut + Seil, rope (from Middle High German seil, from Old High German; akin to Dutch zeel and Old English sāl).]

abseil

(ˈæbseɪl)
vb (intr)
1. (Mountaineering) mountaineering to descend a steep slope or vertical drop by a rope secured from above and coiled around one's body or through karabiners attached to one's body in order to control the speed of descent
2. (Aeronautics) to descend by rope from a helicopter
n
(Mountaineering) an instance or the technique of abseiling
Also called: rappel
[C20: from German abseilen to descend by a rope, from ab- down + Seil rope]

ab•seil

(ˈɑp saɪl, ˈæb seɪl)
n., v.i.
Chiefly Brit. rappel.
[1930–35; < German abseilen=ab- down + seilen to rope]

abseil


Past participle: abseiled
Gerund: abseiling

Imperative
abseil
abseil
Present
I abseil
you abseil
he/she/it abseils
we abseil
you abseil
they abseil
Preterite
I abseiled
you abseiled
he/she/it abseiled
we abseiled
you abseiled
they abseiled
Present Continuous
I am abseiling
you are abseiling
he/she/it is abseiling
we are abseiling
you are abseiling
they are abseiling
Present Perfect
I have abseiled
you have abseiled
he/she/it has abseiled
we have abseiled
you have abseiled
they have abseiled
Past Continuous
I was abseiling
you were abseiling
he/she/it was abseiling
we were abseiling
you were abseiling
they were abseiling
Past Perfect
I had abseiled
you had abseiled
he/she/it had abseiled
we had abseiled
you had abseiled
they had abseiled
Future
I will abseil
you will abseil
he/she/it will abseil
we will abseil
you will abseil
they will abseil
Future Perfect
I will have abseiled
you will have abseiled
he/she/it will have abseiled
we will have abseiled
you will have abseiled
they will have abseiled
Future Continuous
I will be abseiling
you will be abseiling
he/she/it will be abseiling
we will be abseiling
you will be abseiling
they will be abseiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abseiling
you have been abseiling
he/she/it has been abseiling
we have been abseiling
you have been abseiling
they have been abseiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abseiling
you will have been abseiling
he/she/it will have been abseiling
we will have been abseiling
you will have been abseiling
they will have been abseiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abseiling
you had been abseiling
he/she/it had been abseiling
we had been abseiling
you had been abseiling
they had been abseiling
Conditional
I would abseil
you would abseil
he/she/it would abseil
we would abseil
you would abseil
they would abseil
Past Conditional
I would have abseiled
you would have abseiled
he/she/it would have abseiled
we would have abseiled
you would have abseiled
they would have abseiled

abseil

rappel
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abseil - (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the bodyabseil - (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
mountain climbing, mountaineering - the activity of climbing a mountain
descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
Verb1.abseil - lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainsideabseil - lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside; "The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous"; "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
Translations

abseil

[ˈæbsaɪl] VI (Brit) (Sport) (also abseil down) → hacer rappel, bajar en la cuerda
he abseiled down the rockhizo rappel roca abajo

abseil

[ˈæbseɪl] (British) videscendre en rappel
to abseil down a cliff → descendre en rappel une falaise
to abseil down a building → descendre en rappel un immeuble

abseil

(Brit)
vi (Mountaineering: also abseil down) → sich abseilen
nAbstieg m(am Seil)

abseil

[ˈæbseɪl] vi (Mountaineering) → discendere a corda doppia
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