the ropes

Definition of the ropes

  1. 1 :  the special way things are done at a particular place or in a particular activity 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

  2. 2 :  a fence made of rope that encloses a boxing or wrestling ring The boxer was pushed back against the ropes.

Word by Word Definitions

ropeplay ropes
  1. :  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

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

    :  to partition, separate, or divide by a rope

    :  lasso


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WORD OF THE DAY

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