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roping Line breaks: rop¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊpɪŋ/

Definition of roping in English:


[mass noun]
1The action of catching or securing something with ropes: calf roping
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  • A professional rider until her retirement in 1937, Kreig entered four traditional events: calf roping, bronc riding, bulldogging, and steer riding.
  • This allowed women to enter rodeo contests on an ad-hoc basis and to compete in a limited number of traditional events, such as calf roping and cutting.
  • I did everything: steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, and my favorite, saddle bronco.
2Ropes collectively: I grabbed the stiff, wet roping
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  • His installations, made of scrap objects and tied up with tangled roping, dominate the landscape.

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