ncountable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable
- cuerda (f), soga (f); [Nautical/Náutica] cabo (masculine) a rope of climbers una cordada the rope (hanging) la horca 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 sb/know the ropes Mike 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 todoMore 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.
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.
- 1.1 (tie) atar, amarrar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) (con una cuerda) the climbers roped themselves together los escaladores formaron una cordada 1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (lasso) [steer/cattle] enlazar* or (Mexico/México) lazar* or (Chile) lacearMore 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.
rope inverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
- [colloquial/familiar] (recruit) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) agarrar [colloquial/familiar] I got roped in to help o into helping me agarraron para ayudar [colloquial/familiar]
rope offverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
- [area] acordonar
rope upverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
- [climbers] encordarse*