Definition of the ropes
- 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 ropes
- The boxer was pushed back against the ropes.
: a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together
: a long slender strip of material used as rope
: a hangman's noose
: to bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord
: to partition, separate, or divide by a rope
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