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rappel

verb [I] uk   /ræˈpel/ (-ll-) US ( UK abseil) us  
to go down a very steep slope by holding on to a rope that is fastened to the top of the slope: She rappelled down the rock face.
rappel
noun [C] uk   /ræˈpel/ ( UK abseil) US us  
Translations of “rappel”
in Chinese (Traditional) 援繩爬下…
in Chinese (Simplified) 援绳爬下…
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