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British English: /rəʊp/
American English: /roʊp/

Translation of rope in French:


  • 1 (gen) (also for climbing) a piece of rope
    un bout de corde
    the rope (hanging) to bring back the rope
    réintroduire la pendaison
    to be on the ropes (in boxing) [literal]
    être dans les cordes
    avoir le dos au mur

transitive verb

  • 1
    attacher (victim, animal) (to à)
    encorder (climber)
    nouer [quelque chose] avec une corde (trunk)
    a roped party (of climbers)
    une cordée d'alpinistes


give him enough rope and he'll hang himself

si on le laisse faire, il va se casser la figure [informal]
si on le laisse faire, il va s'enferrer

to give somebody plenty of rope

laisser à quelqu'un toute la liberté qu'il/elle veut

to know the ropes

connaître les ficelles [informal]

to show somebody the ropes

montrer les ficelles à quelqu'un [informal]

to be at the end of one's rope

[informal] (American English)

Phrasal verbs

rope in

rope [somebody], rope in [somebody] 1.1 (British English) (to help with task)
embaucher [informal]
mettre [quelqu'un] à contribution
1.2 (American English) (by trickery) (into situation, deal)
embringuer [informal]
to get roped in
se faire embringuer [informal]

rope off

rope off [something], rope [something] off
barrer [quelque chose] avec une corde

rope up

(in climbing)
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