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Definition of abseil verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abseil

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈæbseɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbseɪl//
 
(British English) (North American English rappel)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abseil
BrE BrE//ˈæbseɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbseɪl//
 
he / she / it abseils
BrE BrE//ˈæbseɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbseɪlz//
 
past simple abseiled
BrE BrE//ˈæbseɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbseɪld//
 
past participle abseiled
BrE BrE//ˈæbseɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbseɪld//
 
-ing form abseiling
BrE BrE//ˈæbseɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbseɪlɪŋ//
 
Extreme sports, Hobbies
 
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[intransitive] abseil (down, off, etc. something) to go down a steep cliff or rock while attached to a rope, pushing against the slope or rock with your feet See related entries: Extreme sports, Hobbies Word Origin 1930s: from German abseilen, from ab ‘down’ + Seil ‘rope’.

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