A rope of onions.
An example of rope is tying multiple items together on a line.
An example of rope is to put a lasso around the neck of a horse to constrict its movement.
An example of a rope is what a cowboy uses for making a lasso.
Learn the ropes; know the ropes.
To die by the rope.
Rope off the scene of the crime.
My boss roped me into attending the ceremony.
A rope of taffy, a rope of hair.
To cook candy until it ropes.
The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes.
He hit a rope past third and into the corner.
The ropes of birds.
The robber roped the victims.
The cowboy roped the calf.
- Knocked against the ropes that enclose a boxing ring.
- On the verge of defeat or collapse; hopeless or powerless.
- to allow someone freedom of action in the expectation that that person will overreach himself or herself
- knocked against the ropes
- near collapse or ruin
- to entice or trick into doing something
- the end of one's endurance, resources, etc.
- the details or procedures of somethingA new employee learning the ropes.
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Origin of rope
- Middle English from Old English rāp
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English rāp. Cognate with Albanian rrip (“belt,rope").