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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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Science development is not easy in Africa," Belay says.
Now I too can tie a double figure-of-eight knot, thread a belay device and hang precariously from brightly-coloured bumps on the wall.
Belay, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop A-39, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA; email: ebelay@cdc.
London-born Semhar Belay, whose family comes from Eritrea, attended the African Dialogue (see p 8).
Hyosung Corporation has appointed Jeff McGuire, Fernando da Costa Roland and Paul de Belay to three new sales leadership roles for its Creora spandex line.
Coroner Nicola Jones said he may have been straining on a rope and a belay gave way, or he could have been blown from a ledge.
The second climber below is attached to the lead climber, and it's his or her job to belay the lead climber in case of a fall.
She relaxed her hold on the belay line and began slowly feeling with her foot for the ladder behind her.
A petite blonde woman from an orienteering magazine is attached to the other end to belay for me and I shin up the pole.
There's no strong evidence" that any person has contracted chronic wasting disease, says Ermias Belay of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The evidence is now quite strong that exposure to cattle with BSE causes vCJD in people," says Ermias Belay of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
Amare Belay told reporters on 28 April that one of the woman hijackers had feigned illness to gain access to the cockpit.
We heard a knock on the cockpit door,' Colonel Amare Belay told a news conference.
A belay line, was attached to them, going up through a figure-eight fixture and back into the cabin.
Key members of the team include Sena Gabianu (World Bank), Anna Maria Inverso (consultant, World Bank), Makia Mohammed, Yekanu Tewolde (Women's Affairs Office, Government of Ethiopia), Dehab Belay (consultant, Women's Affairs Office), Sarah Cliffe (World Bank), Meaza Ashefani (Ethiopian Women Lawyer's Association), and Malati Das (consultant, World Bank).