tightrope walking


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Tightrope Walking

See also acrobatics.

a person who performs aerial acrobatics, as a trapeze artist, tightrope walker, stunt flier, etc.
the art or skill of tightrope walking. — funambulist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tightrope walking - walking on a tightrope or slack rope
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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Saso Ordanovski comments in Sloboden pecat that after the struggles for who is the biggest patriot of them all, it is a fact that we were tightrope walking all along, but nonetheless most of the politicians had the best of interests for Macedonia.
The rope or strip is not stretched or anchored too taut between two points, unlike tightrope walking.
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I went over to see what was happening wondering if somebody had fallen when I spotted the woman tightrope walking on a thin red rope.
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It's tightrope walking and someone has fallen off the tightrope into the lion's cage.
Pupils had a go at tightrope walking, juggling and walking on stilts before creating and directing their own show to demonstrate their newfound skills.
A group of extreme sports fanatics set up this amazing "mid-air campsite" 420ft above the Utah desert and used it as a base for two weeks of tightrope walking and base jumping.
Maybe that's what Nik Wallenda repeats to himself as he's performing death-defying stunts, such as tightrope walking across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon -- a feat he completed successfully June 23.
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China Central Television claimed that the acrobat would have set a new world record for tightrope walking if he had completed the spectacular stunt.
Cochrane walked the 1,300ft long wire without a safety harness and no nets below relying only on his talent, balance and 50 years of experience of tightrope walking at breathtaking heights