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rope US English

A length of strong cord made by twisting together strands of natural fibers such as hemp or artificial fibers such as polypropylene

rope US Thesaurus

secure the rope to the post

the rope in rope US English

Used in reference to execution by hanging

bolt rope US English

A rope sewn around the edge of a vessel’s sail to prevent tearing

foot rope US English

A rope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn

jump rope US English

A length of rope used for jumping by swinging it over the head and under the feet

leg-rope US English

(In surfing) a rope attached to a surfboard and tied to the surfer’s ankle to prevent the board being washed away by the surf

rope yarn US English

Loosely twisted fibers used for making the strands of rope

slip rope US English

A mooring rope with both ends on board ship, enabling the crew to cast off without disembarking

top rope US English

A rope lowered from above to the lead climber in a group, typically to give assistance at a difficult part of a climb

tow rope US English

Another term for towline.

wire rope US English

A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands; cable

guest rope US English

A second rope fastened to a boat in tow to keep it steady

guide rope US English

A rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane

monkey rope US English

A liana

rope ladder US English

Two parallel ropes connected by short crosspieces, typically made of wood or metal, used as a ladder

rope-moulding US English

A moulding cut in an interweaving spiral in imitation of rope strands

rope's end US English

A short piece of rope used for flogging, especially on ships

running rope US English

A rope that is able to move freely, especially through a pulley

skipping rope US English

A length of rope used for skipping, typically with a handle at each end

on the rope US English

Roped together

rope-a-dope US English

A boxing tactic of pretending to be trapped against the ropes, goading an opponent to throw tiring ineffective punches

rope down/up in rope US English

Climb down or up using a rope

Indian rope-trick US English

The supposed feat of climbing an upright, unsupported length of rope

rope someone in/into in rope US English

Persuade someone to take part in (an activity)

rope something off in rope US English

Enclose or separate an area with a rope or tape

the end of one's rope US English

Having no patience or energy left to cope with something

guy2 US English

A rope or line fixed to the ground to secure a tent or other structure

on the rope in rope US English

Roped together

ropewalk US English

A long building or piece of ground where ropes are made

bungee US English

A long nylon-cased rubber band, used typically in bungee jumping or for securing luggage

ropewalker US English

A performer on a tightrope

tightrope US English

A rope or wire stretched tightly high above the ground, on which acrobats perform feats of balancing

give a man enough rope and he will hang himself US English

Given enough freedom of action a person will bring about their own downfall

the end of one's rope in end US English

Having no patience or energy left to cope with something

the end of one's rope or tether in end US English

Having no patience or energy left to cope with something

rope someone in/into in rope US Thesaurus

why did you let Bruce rope you into this deal?

give a man enough rope and he will hang himself in rope US English

Given enough freedom of action a person will bring about their own downfall