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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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All of these children experience growth and gain the confidence, like the girl I belayed for at Crux Rock Gym, not only to conquer their fears, but also to stand up to others and refuse drugs.