transitive verb

: to remove a rope from : free from a rope

intransitive verb

: to detach a rope : loose oneself from a rope
once on gentler slopes we unroped and swiftly descendedAppalachia

Word History


un- entry 2 + rope

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrope was in 1673

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“Unrope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrope. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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