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1rope/ˈroʊp/noun
pluralropes
1rope
/ˈroʊp/
noun
pluralropes
Learner's definition of ROPE  
: a strong, thick string that is made by twisting many thin strings or fibers together
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : a string on which a number of similar things are held together
ropes [plural] : the special way things are done at a particular place or in a particular activity
the ropes : a fence made of rope that encloses a boxing or wrestling ring

jump/skip rope

US
: to jump over a rope that is being swung near the ground for exercise or as a game

money for old rope

— see money

on the ropes

informal
: in a very bad position or situation: very close to failure or defeat

the end of your rope

— see 1end
2rope/ˈroʊp/verb
ropesropedroping
2rope
/ˈroʊp/
verb
ropesropedroping
Learner's definition of ROPE  
[+ object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to bind, fasten, or tie (something or someone) with a rope
chiefly US : to catch (an animal) by throwing a circle of rope around it
: lasso
informal : to use clever or tricky methods to get (someone) to do something— + in or into

rope off

[phrasal verb]
rope off (something) or rope (something) off 
: to separate (an area) from another area with rope
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