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rope

Pronunciation: /rəʊp/

Translation of rope in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • cuerda (feminine), soga (feminine); [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 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/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

rope in

verb + 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 off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[area] acordonar

rope up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[climbers] encordarse*

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