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

Translation of rope in Spanish:


countable or uncountable
  • (Nautical)
    cabo (masculine)
    a rope of climbers
    una cordada
    the rope (hanging) a rope of pearls
    un collar de perlas (de varias vueltas entrelazadas)
    give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves
    déjalos hacer lo que quieran y ya verás cómo se cavan su propia fosa
    to be on the ropes
    estar contra las cuerdas
    to show somebody/know the ropesMike will show you the ropes
    Mike te enseñará cómo funciona todo
    ask Helen, she knows the ropes
    pregúntale a Helen, que está muy al tanto de todo
    Example sentences
    • My eyes came to rest on a long strand of thick hemp rope, slightly frazzled but still in one piece.
    • A single strand of grass is easy to break, but if you weave enough of it together, you can get a nice, strong length of rope.
    • He stood up with about a two-foot length of hefty hemp rope in his hands.

transitive verb

  • 1 (tie)
    amarrar (Latin America exc River Plate area) (con una cuerda)
    the climbers roped themselves together
    los escaladores formaron una cordada
  • 2 (American English) (lasso)
    enlazar or (Mexico) lazar or (Chile) lacear
    Example sentences
    • They rope his hand and attach the other end to a door bolt and leave the poor dolt there.
    • Nevertheless, as a precaution, the murderers roped their victims together and led them to a gully where any attempt to escape would be impeded before they went about their grisly business.
    • They built a little hut out of a tarp, then roped their plastic ponchos together and hung it between to trees to make a ceiling.

Phrasal verbs

rope in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
[colloquial] (recruit) (usually passive)
agarrar [colloquial]
I got roped in to help o into helping
me agarraron para ayudar [colloquial]

rope off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

rope up

verb + adverb
Definition of rope in:
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