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rope

noun uk   /rəʊp/ us    /roʊp/
B2 [C or U] (a piece of) strong, thick string made of long twisted threads: A sailor threw a rope ashore and we tied the boat to a post. a coil of rope [C] several of one type of object connected together on a string: a rope of garlic a rope of pearls the ropes [plural] thick rope which surrounds an area used for boxing (= sport in which two people hit each other) or wrestling: The middleweight boxing champion had his opponent up against the ropes.

rope

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /rəʊp/ us    /roʊp/
to tie things together with rope: I'll rope my horse to your car and pull you out of the ditch. The climbers roped themselves together.
(Definition of rope from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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