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Definition of rope:

  1. A guide rope.
  2. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.
  3. A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
  4. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
  5. To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
  6. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.
  7. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
  8. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.
  9. To lasso ( a steer, horse).
  10. To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.
  11. To prevent from winning ( as a horse), by pulling or curbing.

Synonyms:

lap, dress circle, set, round, rotary, circle, roach, band, forget me drug, lot, lasso, rophy, roofy, circuit, leash, roundabout, traffic circle, cockroach.

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