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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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3--4--Color) Ropes drawn through bolts drilled in atop the ``Planet of the Apes'' Wall in Malibu Creek State Park connect climbers to belayers.
The safety ropes are set up so the belayers can handle climbers who are much heavier than they are.
The belayer is the person on the ground who secures the climber, keeping a close eye on the climber's progress and letting out slack to the line by releasing the belay, a special device that locks the rope a little at a time as the climber slowly ascends.
Once you have reached the highest point you lean back and as the belayer releases the rope bit by bit, you 'walk' down the side of the mountain," Rahim said.