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Meaning of "prusik" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PRUSIK

Named after Dr Prusik, Austrian climber who devised the knot.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PRUSIK

prusik  [ˈprʌsɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRUSIK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prusik is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb prusik in English.

WHAT DOES PRUSIK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

prusik

Prusik

A Prusik /ˈprʌsɪk/ is a friction hitch or knot used to put a loop of cord around a rope, applied in climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, caving, rope rescue, and by arborists. The term Prusik is a name for both the loops of cord and the hitch, and the verb is "to prusik". More casually, the term is used for any friction hitch or device that can grab a rope. The word is often misspelled as Prussik, Prussick or Prussic, as it is a homophone with the term prussic acid. The Prusik hitch is named for its alleged inventor, Austrian mountaineer Karl Prusik. It was shown in a 1931 Austrian mountaineering manual for rope ascending. It was used on several mountaineering routes of the era to ascend the final summit peak, where a rope could be thrown over the top and anchored so that climbers could attain the summit by prusiking up the other side of the rope. A prusik made from cord does little or no damage to the rope it is attached to, although some mechanical prusiks can cause damage, especially if the device slips during prusiking.

Definition of prusik in the English dictionary

The definition of prusik in the dictionary is Also: prusik knot. a sliding knot that locks under pressure and can be used to form a loop in which a climber can place his foot in order to stand or ascend a rope. Other definition of prusik is to climb using prusik loops.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PRUSIK

PRESENT

Present
I prusik
you prusik
he/she/it prusiks
we prusik
you prusik
they prusik
Present continuous
I am prusiking
you are prusiking
he/she/it is prusiking
we are prusiking
you are prusiking
they are prusiking
Present perfect
I have prusiked
you have prusiked
he/she/it has prusiked
we have prusiked
you have prusiked
they have prusiked
Present perfect continuous
I have been prusiking
you have been prusiking
he/she/it has been prusiking
we have been prusiking
you have been prusiking
they have been prusiking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I prusiked
you prusiked
he/she/it prusiked
we prusiked
you prusiked
they prusiked
Past continuous
I was prusiking
you were prusiking
he/she/it was prusiking
we were prusiking
you were prusiking
they were prusiking
Past perfect
I had prusiked
you had prusiked
he/she/it had prusiked
we had prusiked
you had prusiked
they had prusiked
Past perfect continuous
I had been prusiking
you had been prusiking
he/she/it had been prusiking
we had been prusiking
you had been prusiking
they had been prusiking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will prusik
you will prusik
he/she/it will prusik
we will prusik
you will prusik
they will prusik
Future continuous
I will be prusiking
you will be prusiking
he/she/it will be prusiking
we will be prusiking
you will be prusiking
they will be prusiking
Future perfect
I will have prusiked
you will have prusiked
he/she/it will have prusiked
we will have prusiked
you will have prusiked
they will have prusiked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been prusiking
you will have been prusiking
he/she/it will have been prusiking
we will have been prusiking
you will have been prusiking
they will have been prusiking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would prusik
you would prusik
he/she/it would prusik
we would prusik
you would prusik
they would prusik
Conditional continuous
I would be prusiking
you would be prusiking
he/she/it would be prusiking
we would be prusiking
you would be prusiking
they would be prusiking
Conditional perfect
I would have prusik
you would have prusik
he/she/it would have prusik
we would have prusik
you would have prusik
they would have prusik
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been prusiking
you would have been prusiking
he/she/it would have been prusiking
we would have been prusiking
you would have been prusiking
they would have been prusiking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you prusik
we let´s prusik
you prusik
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to prusik
Past participle
prusiked
Present Participle
prusiking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRUSIK


anorexic
ˌænəˈrɛksɪk
basic
ˈbeɪsɪk
cardiothoracic
ˌkɑːdɪəʊθɔːˈræsɪk
classic
ˈklæsɪk
cytotoxic
ˌsaɪtəʊˈtɒksɪk
extrinsic
ɛkˈstrɪnsɪk
forensic
fəˈrɛnsɪk
homesick
ˈhəʊmˌsɪk
intrinsic
ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk
Jurassic
dʒʊˈræsɪk
Nasik
ˈnɑːsɪk
nontoxic
nɒnˈtɒksɪk
sic
sɪk
sick
sɪk
sik
sɪk
silicic
sɪˈlɪsɪk
thoracic
θɔːˈræsɪk
toxic
ˈtɒksɪk
transthoracic
ˌtrænzθəˈræsɪk
virtuosic
ˌvɜːtjʊˈɒsɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRUSIK

prurience
pruriency
prurient
pruriently
pruriginous
prurigo
pruritic
pruritus
prusik knot
prusik loop
Prussia
Prussian
Prussian blue
Prussianisation
Prussianise
Prussianism
Prussianization
Prussianize
prussiate
prussic acid

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRUSIK

batik
chik
Dubrovnik
faik
kamik
laik
Luik
maik
malik
naik
Nalchik
oik
Pernik
Reykjavik
sheik
Sputnik
Tajik
tik
tughrik
tugrik

Synonyms and antonyms of prusik in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «prusik» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRUSIK

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Translator English - Chinese

prusik
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Prusik
570 millions of speakers

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prusik
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

prusik
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

prusik
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Prusik
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prusik
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

prusik
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prusik
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Prusik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Prusik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

prusik
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

prusik
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prusik
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Prusik
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

prusik
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Prusiik
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Prusik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Prusik
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Prusik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Prusik
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Prusik
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Prusik
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

prusik
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Prusik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Prusik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prusik

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRUSIK»

The term «prusik» is regularly used and occupies the 79.195 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRUSIK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prusik

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRUSIK»

Discover the use of prusik in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prusik and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Climbing Self-rescue: Improvising Solutions for Serious ...
Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations Andy Tyson, Molly Loomis. THE PURCELL PRUSIK The Purcell Prusik, developed by British Columbia's Columbia Mountain Rescue Group, is an excellent multiuse tool for improvised rescue and ...
Andy Tyson, Molly Loomis, 2006
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Technical Rescue: Rope Rescue: Rope Rescue, Levels I and II
Once a prusik loop is tied, it should remain tied even after repetitive loading. It should only be untied for inspection and then retied and loaded by a competent person. How long should a prusik loop be? This is the most common question with ...
M. Matthews, Jeff Matthews, 2009
3
Rock Climbing Basics
You can use mechanical aids, such as Jumars, for climbing a rope, but the Prusik technique is recommended because you do not need to bring any extra hardware along, just a few Prusik slings. Also, if you have to climb an abseil/ rappel rope, ...
Turlough Johnston, 1995
4
Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher
Backing up the rappel using a prusik loop The method we describe here both backs up your rappel and prepares an easy way to get your hands free in mid- descent to deal with any snarls or problems. This method involves minimal fuss and ...
Mark Houston, Kathy Cosley, 2004
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Glacier Mountaineering: An Illustrated Guide to Glacier ...
Weighing the pros and cons of prusiks and ascenders, we recommend prusiks for general mountaineering. The basic glacier rig is two prusik loops — one “waist" prusik and one“fixn”pruflk——hfichedontheropeand clipped to your harness.
Andy Tyson, 2009
6
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue
A prusik knot is made from a loop of supple rope, usually 6- millimeter perlon.The best knot to tie the loop is a grapevine or "double fisherman's" knot. To make a prusik knot from the loop you simply wrap it through itself two or three times ...
Andrew Selters, 1999
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Knots and Ropes for Climbers
The best Prusik is made from durable, 5- or 6-millimeter perlon cord tied in 1-foot loops and secured with a Double Fisherman's. Three to four wraps around the rope will usually give the best hold. Add wraps if the knot slips. In a pinch, I've ...
Duane Raleigh, 1998
8
Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol 1, 2nd Ed.
PRUSIK. PEAK. △ South Face △ West Ridge These are two rock climbs of very different character on a mountain whose shape and locale have made it a symbol for the rugged beauty of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. One is a moderate, ...
Jim Nelson, Peter Potterfield
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U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook
Precisely written, profusely illustrated, and completely authoritative, this is an essential book for anyone—soldier or civilian—looking for knowledge that could prove to be the difference between life and death in a dangerous situation ...
United States Air Force, 2013
10
Guide to Climbing
I.Make yourself a pair of prusik loops from some 5mm cord - One long (about 95cm; 37 in) and one short (about 47.5cm; Win). This is not the length of the cord, but the length of the knotted and finished loop. Use a double fisherman's knot to tie ...
Tony Lourens, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRUSIK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prusik is used in the context of the following news items.
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How to Tie Knots: The Butterfly Knot
May I suggest you demonstrate a prusik knot ( a type of sliding hitch knot) which is ... It was as a hunter that I first used the prusik knots and a climbing harness to ... «Outdoor Life Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Waldemar Prusik: Jakub Wrąbel to talent, ale młodzi bramkarze …
O przypadku młodego bramkarza Śląska mówi były gracz wrocławskiej drużyny Waldemar Prusik: - Problem w tym, że u nas po dwóch bardzo dobrych meczach ... «Sport.pl, Apr 15»
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The firms vying to be the 'Asian Nutmeg': Prusik taps into ASEAN …
Prusik Investment Management co-founder and CIO Heather Manners (pictured) has positioned herself to tap in to this theme in the group's Asia and Asian ... «Investment Week, Mar 15»
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Fund size: Why bigger is rarely better
The £377m Miton UK Multi Cap Income fund and £564m Prusik Asian Equity Income fund are far smaller than many of their peers but have closed to new money ... «Professional Adviser, Feb 15»
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El. ME 2016. Prusik: Pojedziemy na Euro i namieszamy
Prusik zauważył też, że dzięki temu, iż niektórzy zawodnicy wypadli z kadry, szansę dostali inni, jak Sebastian Mila czy Arkadiusz Milik. "Nie wiem, czy gdyby był ... «Sport.pl, Nov 14»
6
Znamy wyniki wyborów w powiecie: Łukaszewski, Godzina i Prusik
Pewne jest także to że Lelisem pokieruje Stefan Prusik, Baranowem – Henryk Toryfter, Troszynem – Edwin Mierzejewski a Olszewo-Borki zostaje w rękach ... «eOstrołęka, Nov 14»
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Waldemar Prusik: to był najlepszy mecz od lat
Było zaangażowanie i konsekwentna gra od pierwszej do ostatniej minuty – powiedział PAP były kapitan reprezentacji Polski Waldemar Prusik po zwycięstwie ... «Onet.pl, Oct 14»
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Seven little-known funds to make Isa investors rich
Simon Evan-Cook, a multi-asset manager at Premier Asset Management, said the manager of Prusik Asian Equity, Tom Naughton, had “a simple philosophy of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 14»
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Ashford mugging victim Pawel Prusik turns detective to catch …
A robbery victim turned detective and managed to track down one of the men who had mugged him. Pawel Prusik had gone to his local pub for a drink a day ... «Kent Online, Apr 14»
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The Only 3 Knots a Hunter Needs to Know
The Prusik is used as an ascender, but it can be a descender to get you down safely from a treestand. This knot must be tied exactly right to work. Sheet Bend. «Outdoor Life Magazine, Apr 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Prusik [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/prusik>. Oct 2019 ».
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