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take

verb; zero derivation
command from rock climber to belayer, to express the rock climber’s desire for the belayer to pull in the excess rope possible reason used: Rock-climbers need a word to quickly express that they need the slack to be pulled in for their safety. Also, by using this and other rock-climbing terms, one shows that they are a member of the rock-climbing in-group; it is a sort of Shibboleth.
 
Take!
Etymology : zero derivation, slang
Source : friend (while rock climbing)
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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