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

Translation of rope in German:


  • 1 (cord)
    Seil, das
    Tau, das
    rope's end
    (short piece)
    Tauende, das
  • 2 (American English)
    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
    jemandem eine gewisse Freiheit lassen
    give him enough rope and he'll hang himself
    lass ihn alleine machen, dann schaufelt er sich sein eigenes Grab
  • 7 (in mountaineering) See examples:on the rope
    am Seil

transitive verb

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

Phrasal verbs

rope in

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

rope off

transitive verb

rope together

transitive verb
(in mountaineering)
aneinander seilen

Definition of rope in:

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