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

Translation of rope in German:

noun

  • 1 (cord)
    Seil, das
    Tau, das
    rope's end
    (short piece)
    Tauende, das
  • 2 (American English)
    (lasso)
    Lasso, das
  • 3 (for hanging somebody) See examples:the rope
    der Strang
    [figurative] (death penalty)
    die Todesstrafe
  • 4in pl. (in boxing) See examples:the ropes
    die Seile
    be on the ropes
    (literal or figurative) (near defeat)
  • 5in pl.learn the ropes
    (at work)
    sich einarbeiten
    know the ropes
    sich auskennen
    show somebody the ropes
    jemanden mit allem vertraut machen
  • 6give somebody some rope
    [figurative]
    jemandem eine gewisse Freiheit lassen
    give him enough rope and he'll hang himself
    [figurative]
    lass ihn alleine machen, dann schaufelt er sich sein eigenes Grab
  • 7 (in mountaineering) See examples:on the rope
    am Seil

transitive verb

  • 1
    festbinden
    rope somebody to a tree
    jemanden an einen Baum binden

Phrasal verbs

rope in

transitive verb 1
mit einem Seil/mit Seilen absperren
(Gebiet)
2 [figurative]
[colloquial]
(for membership) [colloquial]
how did you get roped in to that?
warum hast du dich dazu breitschlagen lassen?
[colloquial]

rope off

transitive verb

rope together

transitive verb
(in mountaineering)
aneinander seilen

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