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belay

(bĕ-lāy′)
To protect with a rope. A rescuer can belay a stokes basket as it is being lowered to a safe position.
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But now developing countries are pushing to start space programmes," Belay notes.
I'll belay you, if you like," I said to Firstborn, as I arrived successfully at the bottom of the wall on Sunday.
We attach you to a climbing rope, someone belays you from below, taking up the slack as you climb.
Three provocative cases turned up during the late 1990s, Belay says.
The woman, who had faked being sick, produced two grenades and two hand guns from her boot,' Belay said.
The belay line they were attached to was not tied down to the deck either.
The national coordinator, appointed by the Women's Affairs Office, Dehab Belay coordinated and prepared the final reports with the assistance of Mary Jennings.
These banks should be judged severely by the regulators on their CRA evaluations," says Leslie Belay, executive vice president of the Organization for a New Equality, an NCRN sponsor.
Thus secured, he would say, "Off belay," meaning that he was safely over his immediate climb, anchored firmly to the rock, and now in a position to act as security for his partner.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (Grassroots) and Columbia are proud to recognize dynamic local conservation projects and people who share our passion for the outdoors through the Columbia/GOA Belay Program.
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Netsanet Belay, the human rights group's Africa boss, said: "The fact that Nigerian security forces knew about Boko Haram's impending raid but failed to take the action to stop it will amplify the national and international outcry at this horrific crime.