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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
    (victim, animal) to à
    nouer [quelque chose] avec une corde
    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) or 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

to show somebody the ropes

montrer les ficelles à quelqu'un

to be at the end of one's rope

(American English) (informal)

Phrasal verbs

rope in

rope [somebody], rope in [somebody] 1.1 (British English) (to help with task) 1.2 (American English) (by trickery) (into situation, deal)
to get roped in
se faire embringuer

rope off

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

rope up

(in climbing)

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