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.
I was so shocked at the sudden and strange appearance of this ape-man that I hesitated whether I should not climb down again and tell my experience to my companions.
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.
One of the men tried to climb down using the building's water pipes before one of the pipes snapped and he fell down to his death.
I even expect active interest rates to climb down a little because the market is restricted and the home economy is facing difficulties," Jancevski says.
As the police, rescue and paramedics arrived at the scene, the man agreed to climb down from the roof.
THE Dehradun police had a hard time on Thursday trying to convince three women activists, who had climbed atop a tree in the district magistrate's office compound, to climb down.
A NAKED woman had to be rescued when she got stuck while trying to climb down her ex-lover's chimney in the middle of the night.