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

Translation of rope in German:


  • 1 (cord)
    Seil Neutr.
    Tau Neutr.
    rope's end (short piece)
    Tauende Neutr.
  • 2 (American English) (lasso)
    Lasso Neutr.
  • 3 (for hanging somebody)the rope
    der Strang [figurative] (death penalty) die Todesstrafe
  • 4in pl. (in boxing)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)on the rope
    am Seil

transitive verb

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

Phrasal verbs

rope in

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

rope off

rope together

(in mountaineering)
aneinander seilen
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