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parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong cord of twisted or woven fiber, wire, or similar material. Ropes can be used to tie, pull, or lift.
similar words:
band, cable, line
definition 2: several things strung or wound together, in the form of a heavy cord.
The Italian restaurant has ropes of garlic hanging in the kitchen.
part of speech: verb
inflections: ropes, roping, roped
definition 1: to tie or tie up with a rope, or as if with a rope.
Elise roped her suitcase closed when the latch broke.
definition 2: to separate or mark off with a rope or ropes (often followed by "off").
They roped off part of the seating area for special guests.
definition 3: to catch with a lasso, or as if with a lasso.
The cowboy roped the calf.