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rope

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rope

  1. 1 a length of braided, flexible material that is used for tying or connecting things <used a rope to tie the boat to the dock> Synonyms cable, lace, lacing, line, cord, string, wireRelated Words guy, halyard, lanyard, stay; bungee cord, whipcord

  2. 2 ropes pl  the characteristic peculiarities and technicalities of something <needs a mentor who will show her the ropes of running a catering business> Synonyms mechanics, ropes, workingsRelated Words details, incidentals, minutiae, particulars; oddities, quirks; brass tacks, nuts and bolts

  3. 3 ropes pl  the specific practical details of something <still learning the ropes of her new job> Synonyms brass tacks, nuts and bolts, ropesRelated Words incidentals, ins and outs, minutiae, particulars, specifics, technicalities; oddities, peculiarities, quirks; ramificationsNear Antonyms big picture




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