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rope

Synonyms of rope in English:

noun

  • 1 secure the rope to the post
  • verb

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  • 1 his feet were roped together
    tie, bind, lash, truss;
    secure, moor, fasten, attach;
  • Phrases

    know the ropes

    1
    informal you'll spend your first day with someone who knows the ropes
    know what to do, know the routine, know one's way around, know one's stuff, know what's what;
    be experienced
    informal know the drill, know the score, be streetwise

    rope someone in/into

    2
    why did you let Bruce rope you into this deal?
    persuade to join/participate in, talk into, trap into, inveigle into;
    enlist in/into, engage in

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