climb down


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climb down

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to descend
2. (often foll by from) to retreat (from an opinion, position, etc)
n
a retreat from an opinion, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.climb down - come downclimb down - come down; "the birds alighted"  
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

w>climb down

vi
(person, from tree, wall) → herunterklettern; (from horse, mountain) → absteigen; (from ladder) → heruntersteigen; (road)abfallen
(= admit error)nachgeben; it’ll be a pleasure to make him climb downes wird ein Vergnügen sein, ihn von seinem hohen Ross herunterzuholen
vi +prep obj tree, wallherunterklettern von; ladderheruntersteigen; mountain etcabsteigen
References in classic literature ?
He developed too great a tendency to climb down from his truck and fight with other drivers.
LITTLE Benjamin said, "It spoils people's clothes to squeeze under a gate; the proper way to get in, is to climb down a pear tree.
But this week if we sent him to the well he'd try to climb down into it.
So compulsive was the prod of his heart to gain to Skipper at any cost, so clear was his comprehension that he could not climb down the ladder head first, with no grippingness of legs and feet and muscles such as were possible in the ascent, that he did not attempt it.
Joe and I," said Kennedy, "will climb down the tree by the ladder.
As we travelled, Infadoos told us that there was another pass over the mountains to the north of the one followed by Solomon's Great Road, or rather that there was a place where it was possible to climb down the wall of cliff which separates Kukuanaland from the desert, and is broken by the towering shapes of Sheba's Breasts.
It is the only way--there is no time to climb down.
I landed near the edge of the cliff and was going to climb down and take a look at the plane.
I reckon we'll climb down there and have a hunt for that box.
The first floor of the Setting Sun was at no great height and a tree growing against the wall held out its branches to Raoul's impatient arms and enabled him to climb down unknown to the landlady.
Sir Walter's private secretary seemed more and more threatened with inappropriate slumber, and, having been the last to climb up the ladder, seemed now to lack the energy even to climb down again.
In order to do this weight had to be dropped, and Kurt was detailed with a dozen men to climb down among the wreckage of the deflated air-chambers and cut the stuff clear, portion by portion, as the airship sank.