Rope - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |roʊp|  American pronunciation of the word rope
Brit.  |rəʊp|  British pronunciation of the word rope

noun

- a strong line
- street names for flunitrazepan (syn: circle, r-2, roach, roofy, rophy)

verb

- catch with a lasso(syn: lasso)
- fasten with a rope(syn: leash)

Examples

Tie the end of the rope to the post.

She made a knot in the rope.

We used rope to tie down the furniture in the trailer.

The hostages were tied up with rope.

The veteran cop showed the rookie the ropes.

It will take a few weeks for new employees to learn the ropes.

The dog was roped to the fence.

The boats were roped together at the dock.

Mountain climbers often rope themselves together for safety.

He tried to rope the calf.

She jumped the rope for half an hour in a corner of the gymnasium.

I feel as if the rope was already round my neck.

When the whole party has roped up, we shall be ready to start.

The cattle are all roped in now.

A space in front of the pictures was roped off to prevent injury to them.

Phrasal verbs

rope in  — divide by means of a rope
rope off  — divide by means of a rope

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: rope
he/she/it: ropes
present participle: roping
past tense: roped
past participle: roped
noun
singular: rope
plural: ropes
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