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ropenoun

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.

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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)

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ropenoun [C/U]

us   /roʊp/

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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