rope off

Definition of rope off

:to separate (an area) from another area with rope
  • The police roped off the street for the summer festival.
  • Part of the exhibit had been roped off.

Word by Word Definitions

rope play
  1. : a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together

  2. : a long slender strip of material used as rope

  3. : a hangman's noose

  1. : to bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord

  2. : to partition, separate, or divide by a rope

  3. : lasso

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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