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Definition of rope verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rope
    he / she / it ropes
    past simple roped
    -ing form roping
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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 to catch an animal by throwing a circle of rope around it synonym lasso
  4. Phrasal Verbsrope somebodyinrope somethingoff
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rope