Tie the end of the rope to the post.
She made a knot in the rope.
a six-foot length of 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.
someone who knows the ropesVerb
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. See More
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The kit also comes with dual-sided sliders, door anchor weights, ankle straps, and an adjustable skipping rope for even more versatility.—Sarah Kester, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 That process began at 5 a.m., the organization said, with rescuers using ropes to lower the hiker one section at a time.—Kerry Breen, CBS News, 14 Nov. 2023 This long, flexible LED rope light is solar-powered and can run for eight to 12 hours once fully charged.—Katie Begley, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Décor is a nod to the seaside location: surf photos abound and structural columns are wrapped in nautical rope.—Kathy A. McDonald, Variety, 31 Oct. 2023 Attach rope to hang your creation or simply lean it next to your front door.—Shelby Deering, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023 The study mathematically describes how a viscous fluid folds onto itself like a coiling rope—just like pouring cold maple syrup on pancakes.—Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 3 Nov. 2023 The sheriff’s office said Maximus was later discovered with a rope from a tetherball pole around his neck.—David Chiu, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Fans use the gate as a pillar of sorts, with ropes hooked onto it for extra support.—Diego Nicolás Argüello, Pitchfork, 2 Nov. 2023
After roping in a photographer friend to take pictures and an officiant who had a last-minute cancellation, the plan was set.—Shelby Wax, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2023 For one thing, given the risk of getting roped into a similar lawsuit, some brokerages may make proactive changes to their commission structure.—Rachel Kurzius, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 On Sunday’s episode, Jenna Lyons got unexpectedly roped into a conversation between host Andy Cohen and fellow Housewife Erin Dana Lichy about Erin' recent business ventures with Million Dollar Listing alum Fredrik Eklund.—Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 23 Oct. 2023 In addition to potentially bringing more sophisticated weaponry and fighters into the current conflict, Hezbollah’s intervention could rope in other parties, too.—Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 12 Oct. 2023 Advertisement Mookie Betts walked and scored in the third and fifth innings, doubled in the seventh and roped a two-run double to left-center in the eighth for a 7-0 lead.—Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2023 Henderson tied the game with a leadoff home run and Santander roped a single to drive in what held up as the winning run.—Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 15 July 2023 Somehow, his charm and humor were powerful enough to rope two rap stars (Future and Young Thug) into it who aren’t nearly as known as jokesters.—Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 6 Oct. 2023 The kids can try cattle roping and ride a pony, a mechanical bull or the Li’l Grand train.—Norma Cavazos, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English rāp; akin to Old High German reif hoop
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a