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rope British & World English

A length of thick strong cord made by twisting together strands of hemp, sisal, nylon, or similar material

rope English Thesaurus

his feet were roped together

the end of one's tether British & World English

Having no patience or energy left to cope with something

the rope in rope British & World English

Used in reference to execution by hanging

bolt rope British & World English

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

foot rope British & World English

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

jump rope British & World English

A skipping rope

leg-rope British & World 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-walk British & World English

A long piece of ground where ropes are made

rope yarn British & World English

Loosely twisted fibers used for making the strands of rope

slip rope British & World English

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

top rope British & World 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 British & World English

A rope, cable, or other line used in towing

wire rope British & World English

A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands

guest rope British & World English

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

guide rope British & World English

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

rope ladder British & World English

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

rope-walker British & World English

A performer on a tightrope

rope-moulding British & World English

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

rope's end British & World English

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

running rope British & World English

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

skipping rope British & World English

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

rope-a-dope British & World 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 British & World English

Climb down or up using a rope

Indian rope trick British & World English

The feat supposed to have been performed in India in the 19th century of climbing a length of unattached rope hanging vertically in the air

a rope of sand British & World English

Used in allusion to something providing only illusory security or coherence

money for old rope British & World English

Money or reward earned for little or no effort

rope something off in rope British & World English

Enclose or separate an area with a rope or tape

rope someone in/into in rope British & World English

Persuade someone, despite reluctance, to take part in (an activity)

guy British & World English

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

guy rope in guy2 British & World English

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

top-rope in top rope British & World English

Climb (a route or part of one) using a top rope

bungee British & World English

A long nylon-cased rubber band used for securing luggage and in the sport of bungee jumping

bungee rope in bungee British & World English

A long nylon-cased rubber band used for securing luggage and in the sport of bungee jumping

tightrope British & World English

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

towing rope in tow rope British & World English

A rope, cable, or other line used in towing

a rope of sand in rope British & World English

Used in allusion to something providing only illusory security or coherence

rope's-end in rope's end British & World English

Flog with a rope’s end

give a man enough rope and he will hang himself British & World English

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


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