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rope

rope

 
 
pronunciation:
rop
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at the end of one's rope, know the ropes, learn the ropes
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong, flexible, usu. thick and heavy line of twisted or braided hemp, nylon, or similar material.
 
similar words:
band, cable, line
definition 2: an implement made of such a line with a noose at one end, such as a lasso or a hangman's rope.
definition 3: a long stringy piece of something, or several things strung or wound together, in the form of a heavy line.
a rope of taffya rope of garlic
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phrase: at the end of one's rope
phrase: know the ropes
phrase: learn the ropes
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: roped, ropes, roping
definition 1: to tie or tie up with, or as if with, a rope.
definition 2: to enclose or mark off with a rope or ropes (often fol. by off).
definition 3: to catch with, or as if with, a lasso.
definition 4: (informal) to trick, mislead, or press into service against one's will (often fol. by into).
He was roped into serving on the committee.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be drawn out in a line or filament like a rope.
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