rope in English
- rope ⇄ expr. give one rope, to let one act freely.
Ex. Give this man rope--he's doing our work splendidly (Thomas A. Guthrie).english
- rope ⇄ expr. know (or learn) the ropes,
a. to know or learn the various ropes of a ship.
Ex. The captain, who ... knew the ropes, took the steering oar (Richard Henry Dana).
b. (Informal.) to know or learn about a business or activity.
a. driven against the ropes that enclose a boxing ring.
Ex. The champion had the contender on the ropes for most of the third round.
b. (Informal, Figurative.) in trouble.
Ex. The Tories are on the ropes ...
Ex. I knew the first house would keep mum and let the rest of the town get roped in (Mark Twain).
Ex. As he entered the ring, the champion leaped over the ropes.
Ex. They have come to the end of their rope: their time is up (Walter Besant).
Ex. Several strands of the rope broke as the ship strained at its anchor.
2. (U.S.) a lasso.
3. a number of things twisted or strung together.
Ex. Cook the syrup until it ropes when you lift it with a spoon.
2. to enclose or mark off with a rope.
3. (U.S.) to catch (a horse, calf, or other animal) with a lasso; lasso.
Ex. He dexterously roped a horse (Owen Wister).
4. to attach (persons)