a length of braided, flexible material that is used for tying or connecting things <used a rope to tie the boat to the dock>
ropes pl the characteristic peculiarities and technicalities of something <needs a mentor who will show her the ropes of running a catering business>
ropes pl the specific practical details of something <still learning the ropes of her new job>
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