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rope

 (rōp)
n.
1. A flexible heavy cord of tightly intertwined hemp or other fiber.
2. A string of items attached in one line, especially by twisting or braiding: a rope of onions.
3. A sticky glutinous formation of stringy matter in a liquid.
4.
a. A cord with a noose at one end for hanging a person.
b. Execution or death by hanging: to die by the rope.
5. A lasso or lariat.
6. ropes Sports Several cords strung between poles to enclose a boxing or wrestling ring.
7. ropes Informal Specialized procedures or details: learn the ropes; know the ropes.
8. Baseball A line drive.
v. roped, rop·ing, ropes
tr.v.
1. To tie, fasten, or attach with a rope or other cord.
2. To enclose, separate, or partition with a rope or other cord: rope off the scene of the crime.
3. To catch with a rope or lasso.
4. Informal To persuade or manipulate (someone): My boss roped me into attending the ceremony.
Phrasal Verbs:
rope down
1. To descend using a rope, as from a cliff or a hovering helicopter.
2. To lower (something) by means of a rope.
rope up
1. To climb a steep slope or dangerous area using a rope.
2. To attach climbers to a rope for safety: roped up before crossing the glacier.
Idiom:
on the ropes
1. Sports Knocked against the ropes that enclose a boxing ring.
2. On the verge of defeat or collapse; hopeless or powerless.

[Middle English, from Old English rāp.]

rop′er n.

rope

(rəʊp)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. a fairly thick cord made of twisted and intertwined hemp or other fibres or of wire or other strong material
b. (as modifier): a rope bridge; a rope ladder.
2. a row of objects fastened or united to form a line: a rope of pearls; a rope of onions.
3. a quantity of material twisted or wound in the form of a cord
4. anything in the form of a filament or strand, esp something viscous or glutinous: a rope of slime.
5. the rope
a. a rope, noose, or halter used for hanging
b. death by hanging, strangling, etc
6. give someone enough rope to hang himself or herself to allow someone to accomplish his or her own downfall by his own foolish acts
7. know the ropes
a. to have a thorough understanding of a particular sphere of activity
b. to be experienced in the ways of the world
8. (Boxing) boxing driven against the ropes enclosing the ring by an opponent's attack
9. in a defenceless or hopeless position
vb
10. (tr) to bind or fasten with or as if with a rope
11. (usually foll by: off) to enclose or divide by means of a rope
12. (intr) to become extended in a long filament or thread
13. (Mountaineering) mountaineering (when: intr, foll by up) to tie (climbers) together with a rope
[Old English rāp; related to Old Saxon rēp, Old High German reif]

rope

(roʊp)

n., v. roped, rop•ing. n.
1. a strong, thick line or cord, usu. made of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, wire, or the like.
2. a lasso.
3. ropes,
a. the cords used to enclose a prize ring or other space.
b. the operations of a business or the details of any undertaking: to learn the ropes; showed her the ropes.
4. a hangman's noose.
5. the sentence or punishment of death by hanging.
6. material or objects twisted or strung together in the form of a cord.
7. a stringy, viscid formation in a liquid.
8. Slang. a thick, heavy gold chain worn as jewelry.
v.t.
9. to tie, bind, or fasten with a rope.
10. to enclose or mark off with a rope (often fol. by off): to rope off the reserved seats.
11. to catch with a lasso; lasso.
v.i.
12. to become ropy or stringy.
13. rope in,to lure, esp. by trickery.
Idioms:
on the ropes, close to defeat, failure, or utter collapse.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English rop(e), rap(e), Old English rāp, c. Old Frisian rāp, Old High German reif, Old Norse reip, Gothic -raip (in skaudaraip thong); (v.) Middle English, derivative of the n.]

rope

An element of chaff consisting of a long roll of metallic foil or wire which is designed for broad, low-frequency responses. See also chaff.

Rope

 a row or string of items or people similar to a rope; a long series.
Examples: rope of hair, 1891; of hay, 1610; of onions, 1469; of pearls, 1632; of popes, 1621; of sand, 1624; of turf, 1759; of water, 1843.

rope


Past participle: roped
Gerund: roping

Imperative
rope
rope
Present
I rope
you rope
he/she/it ropes
we rope
you rope
they rope
Preterite
I roped
you roped
he/she/it roped
we roped
you roped
they roped
Present Continuous
I am roping
you are roping
he/she/it is roping
we are roping
you are roping
they are roping
Present Perfect
I have roped
you have roped
he/she/it has roped
we have roped
you have roped
they have roped
Past Continuous
I was roping
you were roping
he/she/it was roping
we were roping
you were roping
they were roping
Past Perfect
I had roped
you had roped
he/she/it had roped
we had roped
you had roped
they had roped
Future
I will rope
you will rope
he/she/it will rope
we will rope
you will rope
they will rope
Future Perfect
I will have roped
you will have roped
he/she/it will have roped
we will have roped
you will have roped
they will have roped
Future Continuous
I will be roping
you will be roping
he/she/it will be roping
we will be roping
you will be roping
they will be roping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roping
you have been roping
he/she/it has been roping
we have been roping
you have been roping
they have been roping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roping
you will have been roping
he/she/it will have been roping
we will have been roping
you will have been roping
they will have been roping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roping
you had been roping
he/she/it had been roping
we had been roping
you had been roping
they had been roping
Conditional
I would rope
you would rope
he/she/it would rope
we would rope
you would rope
they would rope
Past Conditional
I would have roped
you would have roped
he/she/it would have roped
we would have roped
you would have roped
they would have roped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rope - a strong linerope - a strong line        
bight - the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
bola - a rope with weights attached to the ends; is thrown to entangle the legs of an animal; of South American origin
brace - a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
brail - a small rope (one of several) used to draw a sail in
bungee, bungee cord - an elasticized rope
cable - a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
cordage - the ropes in the rigging of a ship
guide rope - a rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane
halliard, halyard - a rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag
hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hempen necktie, halter, hemp - a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
harpoon line - a strong rope for making the catch fast to the harpooner's boat
hawser - large heavy rope for nautical use
jump rope, skip rope, skipping rope - a length of rope (usually with handles on each end) that is swung around while someone jumps over it
lashing - rope that is used for fastening something to something else; "the boats were held together by lashings"
lariat, reata, riata, lasso - a long noosed rope used to catch animals
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
prolonge - a rope fitted with a hook and used for towing a gun carriage
small stuff - any light rope used on shipboard
tier - something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"
tightrope - tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground
trip line - a light rope used in lumbering to free a dog hook from a log at a distance
hemp - a plant fiber
jute - a plant fiber used in making rope or sacks
sisal, sisal hemp - a plant fiber used for making rope
2.rope - street names for flunitrazepan
flunitrazepan, Rohypnol - a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
Verb1.rope - catch with a lasso; "rope cows"
capture, catch, get - succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
2.rope - fasten with a rope; "rope the bag securely"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
rope in - draw in as if with a rope; lure; "The agent had roped in several customers"

rope

noun
1. cord, line, cable, strand, hawser He tied the rope around his waist.
verb
1. tie, bind, moor, lash, hitch, fasten, tether, pinion, lasso I roped myself to the chimney.
know the ropes be experienced, know the score (informal), be knowledgeable, know what's what, be an old hand, know your way around, know where it's at (slang), know all the ins and outs She got to know the ropes.
rope someone in or into something (Brit.) persuade, involve, engage, enlist, talk into, drag in, inveigle I got roped into helping.
Proverbs
"Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself"
Translations
حَبْليَرْبُطيَمْسِك بواسِطَة الحَبْل
въже
lanoprovazvázatchytit do lasa
rebtovbinde fastlassoe
ŝnuro
köis
طناب
köysi
konopuže
kötéllasszóval fogodaköt
binda, festa meî reipikaîall, reipireipisnara meî slöngvivaî
ロープ
밧줄
funis
atitverti virvepagauti kilpavirvepririšti virvesurišti virvevirvinės kopėčios
ķert ar lasopiesiet/nostiprināt ar virvivirve
chytiť do lasa
vrv
rep
เชือก
ipiple bağlamakkementle yakalamakhalat
dây chão

rope

[rəʊp]
A. Ncuerda f, soga f, mecate m (Mex) (Naut) (= hawser) → maroma f, cable m; (in rigging) → cabo m; (hangman's) → dogal m; [of pearls] → collar m; [of onions etc] → ristra f
the ropes (Boxing) → las cuerdas
to jump or skip rope (US) → saltar a la comba
there were three of us on the rope (Mountaineering) → éramos tres los encordados
to give sb more ropedar a algn mayor libertad de acción
if you give him enough rope he'll hang himselfdéjale actuar y él se condenará a sí mismo
to know/learn the ropesestar/ponerse al tanto
to be on the ropesestar en las cuerdas
I'll show you the ropeste voy a mostrar cómo funciona todo
to be at the end of one's rope (esp US) → no poder soportarlo más, no aguantar más
B. VTatar or (LAm) amarrar con (una) cuerda (US) [+ animal] → coger or (LAm) agarrar con lazo
to rope two things togetheratar dos cosas con una cuerda
they roped themselves together (Mountaineering) → se encordaron
there were four climbers roped togetherhabía cuatro escaladores que formaban una cordada or iban encordados
C. CPD rope burn Nquemadura f por fricción
rope ladder Nescala f de cuerda
rope trick Ntruco m de la cuerda
rope in VT + ADV they managed to rope in their friendsconsiguieron arrastrar a sus amigos
to rope sb in (to do sth)enganchar a algn (para que haga algo)
rope off VT + ADVacordonar
to rope off an areaacordonar un espacio, cercar un espacio con cuerdas
rope up VI + ADV [climbers] → encordarse, formar una cordada

rope

[ˈrəʊp]
n
(gen)corde f
(NAUTICAL, NAVAL)cordage m
modif [bridge, ladder] → de corde
vt
(= tie up) [+ box, animal, person] → attacher
[+ climbers]
They roped themselves together → Ils se sont encordés.
to be roped together → être encordé(e) ropes
npl
the ropes (SPORT) [boxing ring] → les cordes
to be on the ropes (= on the brink of defeat) → être dans les cordes
to know the ropes → connaître les ficelles
to learn the ropes → apprendre les ficelles, apprendre les ficelles du métier
to show sb the ropes → montrer les ficelles à qn, montrer les ficelles du métier à qn
rope in
vt sep [+ person] → enrôler
to rope sb in → enrôler qn
to be roped in → être enrôlé(e)
rope off
vt sep [+ area, field] → délimiter avec des cordes
to be roped off → être séparé(e) par des cordes
The track was roped off from the rest of the area → La piste était séparée du reste de la zone par des cordes.rope ladder néchelle f de corde

rope

n
Seil nt; (Naut) → Tau nt; (of bell)Glockenstrang m; (= hangman’s rope)Strang m, → Strick m; a rope of pearlseine Perlenschnur; to give somebody more/plenty of rope (fig)jdm mehr/viel Freiheit lassen; give him enough rope and he’ll hang himself (fig)der dreht sich (dat)schon selbst seinen Strick; I am at the end of my rope (US inf) (= annoyed, impatient)mir reichts (inf); (= desperate)ich bin am Ende
(Mountaineering) → Seil nt; a rope of climberseine Seilschaft; to put on the ropesanseilen; to be on the ropeangeseilt sein; there were three of them on the ropesie waren zu dritt am Seil
the ropes (Boxing etc) → die Seile pl; to be on the ropes (boxer) → in den Seilen hängen; (inf)in der Klemme sein; to know the ropes (inf)sich auskennen; to show somebody the ropes (inf)jdn in alles einweihen; to learn the ropes (inf)sich einarbeiten
vt
box, caseverschnüren; to rope somebody to a treejdn an einen Baum binden; to rope somebody’s feet togetherjdm die Füße zusammenbinden; to rope climbers (together)Bergsteiger anseilen
(= lasso)mit dem Lasso fangen

rope

in cpdsSeil-;
rope burn
nReibungsverbrennung f (beim Umgang mit Seilen), → Seilbrand m (spec)
rope ladder
nStrickleiter f
rope light
nFlexlicht nt
ropemaker
nSeiler(in) m(f)

rope

:
rope sole
n(aus Seil) geflochtene Sohle
rope-soled
adjmit (aus Seil) geflochtener Sohle
ropewalker
nSeiltänzer(in) m(f)

rope

[rəʊp]
1. nfune f, corda (Naut) → cima, cavo
to give sb more rope (fig) → allentare le redini a qn
to know/learn the ropes (fig) → conoscere/imparare i segreti or i trucchi del mestiere
a rope of pearls → una lunga collana di perle
a rope of climbers → una cordata di alpinisti
2. vtlegare (con una fune or una corda)
rope in vt + adv (fam) (fig) to rope sb in to helptirar dentro qn per aiutare
rope off vt + advisolare con dei cordoni
rope up vi + adv (Mountaineering) → legarsi in cordata

rope

(rəup) noun
(a) thick cord, made by twisting together lengths of hemp, nylon etc. He tied it with a (piece of) rope; a skipping rope.
verb
1. to tie or fasten with a rope. He roped the suitcase to the roof of the car.
2. to catch with a rope; to lasso. to rope a calf.
ˌrope-ˈladder noun
a ladder made of rope.
rope in
to include; to persuade to join in. We roped him in to help.
rope off
to put a rope round or across (a place) in order to prevent people going in. The end of the room was roped off for the most important guests.

rope

حَبْل provaz reb Seil σκοινί cuerda köysi corde konop corda ロープ 밧줄 touw tau sznur corda веревка rep เชือก ip dây chão
References in classic literature ?
Roderigo produced a rope ladder, with five steps to it, threw up one end, and invited Zara to descend.
It was raining and one of the men had a rope in his hands.
Between the two trees, and seemingly bound to them by a great coiled rope, spotted and banded, was the body of Professor Bumper.
He promised to rope a steer for me before sundown next day.
asked Robert, seating himself on the outer edge of one of the steps and taking hold of the hammock rope which was fastened to the post.
I've got a rope up here that even Jennie did not find.
a round-crowned fragment of a hat, like the cap of Mercury, and mounted on the back of a ragged, wild, half-broken colt, which he managed with a rope by way of halter.
the perpendicular parts of this side ladder, as is usually the case with swinging ones, were of cloth-covered rope, only the rounds were of wood, so that at every step there was a joint.
But having plenty of line yet in the tubs, and the whale not sounding very rapidly, they paid out abundance of rope, and at the same time pulled with all their might so as to get ahead of the ship.
Instead of lying down, he kept jerking his halter rope up and down through the ring, and knocking the block about against the manger till I could not sleep.
If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.
We put a rope fence a hundred feet square around the platform to keep off the common multitude, and that finished the work.