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"rope" in British English

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uk   /rəʊp/  us   /roʊp/
B2 [C or U] (a ​piece of) ​strong, ​thickstring made of ​longtwistedthreads: A ​sailorthrew a rope ​ashore and we ​tied the ​boat to a ​post. a coil of rope
[C] several of one ​type of ​objectconnected together on a ​string: a rope ofgarlic a rope ofpearls
the ropes [plural]
thick rope which ​surrounds an ​area used for boxing (= ​sport in which two ​peoplehit each other) or wrestling: The ​middleweightboxingchampion had his ​opponent up against the ropes.

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ropeverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /rəʊp/  us   /roʊp/
(Definition of rope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rope" in American English

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ropenoun [C/U]

 us   /roʊp/
a ​strong, ​thickcord made of ​twistedfibers

ropeverb [T]

 us   /roʊp/
to ​tie something with rope: We roped the ​box to the ​top of the ​car.
To rope something off is to put rope or ​cord around it to ​keep it ​separate: [M] The ​site has been ​marked with “No Trespassing” ​signs and ​areas have been roped off.
(Definition of rope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rope”
in Korean 밧줄…
in Arabic حَبْل…
in Malaysian tali…
in French corde…
in Russian веревка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗繩, 纜繩, 繩索…
in Italian fune, corda…
in Turkish halat, ip, urgan…
in Polish lina…
in Spanish cuerda…
in Vietnamese dây chão…
in Portuguese corda…
in Thai เชือก…
in German das Seil…
in Catalan corda…
in Japanese 綱, ロープ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗绳, 缆绳, 绳索…
in Indonesian tambang…
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