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Synonyms for belay

to prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation

Words related to belay

something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured

turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him

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fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat

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As the climber ascends, the belayer takes in the slack.
Carol, your belayer - the person who saves the climber from tumbling down should there be an accident - will not let you fall.
When he reached the center of the beam, he yelled to his belayer, who was holding the safety rope, "I'm ready.
Once you've reached your goal, the belayer lowers you back to the ground.
Now that I've learned how to tie in, belay, and climb, Lazzeri sets me loose to find a buddy so we can take turns as belayer and climber.
For example, has the belayer test been successfully completed and documented?
Once you've reached your goal the belayer lowers you back to the ground.