- 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.
- 2rope something to tie something with a rope so that it is held tightly and safely I closed and roped the trunk.
- 3rope something (especially North American English) to catch an animal by throwing a circle of rope around it synonym lasso Word Origin Old English rāp, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch reep and German Reif. Phrasal Verbsrope somebodyinrope somethingoff
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//