Meaning of ROPE in English

ROPE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

jump rope

knows the ropes (= has a lot of experience )

a decent manager who knows the ropes

loop of wire/rope/string etc

A loop of wire held the gate shut.

rope ladder

skipping rope

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

long

Cedar harpoons were clutched in their hands, anchored to the floats by long coils of rope made from cedar bark.

Ozzie Griffiths, in the car behind, was being pulled by a thirteen foot long tow rope .

Reaching the ridge, a logjam of bewildered novices develops. Long lengths of rope trail dangerously on the ground.

It took him six hours to make a long , thin rope , but he had lost all sense of time.

A man once attempted to descend into the cave on a long rope tied at the surface to a bell.

All the furniture in it hung from the ceiling by long mouldy ropes and did not quite touch the ground.

The problem was eventually reduced by putting a headstall on him with a long rope attached.

Sapt was carrying a long rope and I had a short, thick stick and a long knife.

skipping

I used to skip to school with a skipping , rope , at skipping time.

She was holding a suspender in each hand like she had a skipping rope .

She certainly needed all her expertise one night when the children made their entrance for a skipping rope routine.

When you have enough cash you can buy training equipment such as a skipping rope , punch bag or robot boxer!

His mind translates the tick of skipping ropes until the big time fills his head.

I struggled with a makeshift skipping rope and tried to do a few more press-ups each day; it was not much fun.

thick

Slowly and carefully he made the thick , pliable rope into a noose.

Two long thick braids like ropes swung off her head to the bottom of her back.

The captives' hands were bound with thick metallic rope .

Beneath the waves, pallets attached to thick ropes house maturing oysters.

■ NOUN

bell

Jasper stood looking at the bell rope which came out of a small square aperture at what was the base of the campanile.

He tied it to the hanging bell rope .

Then the bell rope moved a little, and the lamp on top of the rope moved too.

There at the end of the bell rope hung the body of the student.

She reached for the bell rope beside the fire and pulled gently.

guy

On a windy day, guy ropes were needed to hold the flat scenery upright.

jump

Sheila Rae, who loves to rip the limbs off of trees, humiliates the kid who steals her jump rope .

I pounded on the railing until the chain swung like a jump rope .

On a platform nearby, another man jumps rope before a full-length mirror while a fourth pounds a speed bag.

ladder

He reports that a trip to Catterick Camp to set up rope ladders on the assault course was heavy going.

Instead there is a perpendicular rope ladder .

Talbot, accompanied by Denholm, climbed down a rope ladder to greet the owner.

The stairs have become rope ladders , with managers clinging desperately for balance.

As she looked up into the spotlight and the rope ladder unfurled she thought the Chinooks had come for her.

The police crew secured a line to the bow, then dropped a rope ladder over the side.

Occasional rope ladders snake across an intersecting highway where monkeys need safe crossing.

Coverdale worked on generating team spirit and inter-dependence - including manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain that involved treasure hunts and making rope ladders .

tow

The tow rope sprang taut, plucking the dinghy clear as the swell broke, thundering forward on to the waiting coral.

The boy Ezra was kneeling over the stern with the tow rope tangled in his hands.

Ozzie Griffiths, in the car behind, was being pulled by a thirteen foot long tow rope .

Loi was on the bow, keeping watch on the tow rope .

We would have the tow rope ready when the fishing boat went past us.

He felt the tug of the tow rope .

Nick and I laid out tow ropes to the bow of the raft, and cajoled bystanders to lend a hand.

■ VERB

attach

Beneath the waves, pallets attached to thick ropes house maturing oysters.

But a wave had plucked away the bucket, leaving only the handle attached to its rope .

Then he attached a rope to it and scuttered down to tie the other end on to the front axle of the Golf.

climb

Talbot, accompanied by Denholm, climbed down a rope ladder to greet the owner.

cut

Fortunately the people he was working with noticed and cut the rope before he choked.

He wanted me to come with him, just like that; to finally cut the rope and join him.

Dropping down into the galley for a carving knife, he cut the rope loose from his neck.

After some thought, I was able to cut the rope near the stern with my pocket knife lashed to a paddle.

In other words it does not tell us whether he cut the rope above or below himself.

Then they cut the ropes that tied me and I was able to get to my feet.

He closed the crocodile's eyes by touching them with a stick, then cut the snarled rope away with his knife.

Back in the saloon Trent cut the rope into four lengths and made one fast to each corner of the folded bedsheets.

hang

The body of a suicide is not buried, but left to hang until the rope breaks.

Some were hanging from trees by ropes and cables.

He hangs on to the bark rope as his wives clamber out carrying flat baskets of headless smoked monkeys.

hold

The structure was held together with ropes binding the beams to the vertical posts.

I wanted him to hold on to me as a drowning man holds on to a rope thrown to him.

Thomas Rennison had been keen to try it and Botterill had agreed to hold his rope .

It no longer matters who is holding the rope .

The man who held his rope and tried to help, ended up with his wife, family and job.

Harriet stood there in breeches and waxed jacket, holding a rope halter and a plastic bucket.

The strongest person should always hold the down rope from the descendeur and should wear gloves.

learn

I started compiling an annotated bibliography of the philosophy of mind when I was a graduate student learning the ropes .

Miguel was supposed to learn the ropes .

Diana had gathered together a small staff who were learning the ropes as fast as she was.

By night three, Jake seemed to have learned the ropes .

He had learned that fighting the ropes was pointless.

He thought he was going to learn the ropes of high finance.

But he has been learning the ropes since February with Liverpool Playhouse workshop.

There was almost no time to learn the ropes .

pull

You are then able to pull the rope up as revealed in the diagram.

The stagehands pulled on their ropes , and the curtain rolled up smoothly.

By pulling the hanging ropes tight, a person on the stance below can lock the abseil plate if control is lost.

I lifted my hands to the rope , then pulled gently.

Abandoning her shoulder-bag impatiently, she used both hands, pulling the rope which fastened the heavy oil-cloth.

The site manager himself, assisted by a worker, was pulling the rope and enjoying the spectacle thoroughly.

You see to your task, which is to pull on that rope .

A tiger of jade pulls the rope .

secure

Firemen secured the bus with ropes to stop it tumbling over the edge before escorting the petrified passengers to safety.

Polly worked swiftly, hauling in and securing the various ropes .

Anchors - Not normally needed; one can nearly always find a rock or tree to secure the abseil rope .

show

I want you to show her the ropes .

They brought it home and invited me over to show them the ropes and install some shareware.

Some people ask a friend to show them the ropes , or, worse still, they teach themselves.

We ask that person to look after them and to show them the ropes .

It was late spring when they showed me the ropes: how the lines are seeded, how the buoys are weighted.

throw

This time, instead of throwing the rope , the Judge moved nearer to Moore, and held the noose open.

Fogarty led the old man outside with only one shoe, and Jack threw the rope over the limb of the maple.

She pulled hard on the oars, and threw a rope to a man on the rock.

tie

Then tie the rope around her wrists.

Chests and suitcases were being packed and tied with rope , and nails were being hammered.

I then used one hook for each ship, and tied all the ropes together at one end.

Quickly, I tied the rope round the man's body and Sapt and Fritz pulled it up.

They tied a rope around my middle and pulled me up like a package.

Their arms were tied with rope , but their legs were free and they could walk.

Then Sapt tied the rope round one of the trees near the water.

twist

The bison hair must be twisted into a rope for securing prisoners.

He continued to push with the leg that was still twisted around the dangling rope .

The muscles in her neck felt as hard and twisted as wire rope .

use

Note: sandstone grades are for on-sight ascents using rope knots for the first time.

He asked my permission to use new rope because we were desperately short of traditional rope.

Some guides use their climbing and rope skills to work on oil rigs or construction sites.

Others suggest kites were used to deploy ropes over the pillars.

Never use the jammed rope as your sole support when climbing back up.

Again he escaped, this time using a rope , but fell heavily, injuring himself.

Reputable centres use safety ropes and good natural and artificial belay points.

Go to the rope bridge. 7. Use the rope. 8.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

go piss up a rope!

money for old rope

It was money for old rope.

That to Sergeant Joe was money for old rope.

the end of your tether/rope

By the time Katherine and Gary came to see me, they were at the end of their rope.

By then Diana was truly at the end of her tether.

Five hours later Mr Humble was at the end of his tether.

However, at other times I feel at the end of my tether.

Of course, when Carl walked to the end of his rope, he fell like a load of bricks.

Rich, meanwhile, has come to the end of his rope on these negotiations.

The court heard they were both at the end of their tether.

With all that had happened with Anthony, he was near the end of his tether.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

She lowered the basket on a rope .

They used a piece of rope to tie the clerk up.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Any slip is then immediately transmitted up the rope and braked by those above.

He asked my permission to use new rope because we were desperately short of traditional rope.

Right up the sides of them, without a ladder or rope or funny boots.

The referee patrols the bandaged ropes, dapper in his black bow tie.

Then he ran up the rope of the alarm bell.

To his left three guards had taken the strain on a rope that ran tight and stretched to the building.

We dared leave the leeboards no more than half way down, with ropes and guys rigged to relieve the sideways pressure.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

money for old rope

It was money for old rope.

That to Sergeant Joe was money for old rope.

the end of your tether/rope

By the time Katherine and Gary came to see me, they were at the end of their rope.

By then Diana was truly at the end of her tether.

Five hours later Mr Humble was at the end of his tether.

However, at other times I feel at the end of my tether.

Of course, when Carl walked to the end of his rope, he fell like a load of bricks.

Rich, meanwhile, has come to the end of his rope on these negotiations.

The court heard they were both at the end of their tether.

With all that had happened with Anthony, he was near the end of his tether.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I had always wanted to learn how to rope a calf.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At 8.00 we stopped at the foot of the Cavales Ridge and roped up.

Customers are being roped into the distributed company just as fast.

Miss Gater had turned up, expecting to see Sylvia Toye, but was roped in to discuss Hayley's problem.

Probably because it was a way of roping him in for the future, Malcolm invited him down to a few rehearsals.

Suddenly I was climbing up the long ladder of the North pier, the rucksack being roped afterwards.

They blindfolded Mrs Dyer, roped her neck, and expected her to recant.

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