: a strong, thick string that is made by twisting many thin strings or fibers together
: a string on which a number of similar things are held together
the ropes : the special way things are done at a particular place or in a particular activity
: to bind, fasten, or tie (something or someone) with a rope
: to catch (an animal) by throwing a circle of rope around it
: to use clever or tricky methods to get (someone) to do something
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