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Definition of rope verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rope

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//rəʊp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rope
    BrE BrE//rəʊp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊp//
     
    he / she / it ropes
    BrE BrE//rəʊps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊps//
     
    past simple roped
    BrE BrE//rəʊpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊpt//
     
    past participle roped
    BrE BrE//rəʊpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊpt//
     
    -ing form roping
    BrE BrE//ˈrəʊpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to tie one person or thing to another with a rope rope A and B together The thieves had roped the guard's feet together. rope A to B I roped the goat to a post.
  2. 2rope something to tie something with a rope so that it is held tightly and safely I closed and roped the trunk.
  3. 3rope something (especially North American English) to catch an animal by throwing a circle of rope around it synonym lasso
  4. Word Origin Old English rāp, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch reep and German Reif. Phrasal Verbsrope somebodyinrope somethingoff
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