Definition of Rope off

1. Verb. Divide by means of a rope. "The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"

Exact synonyms: Cordon Off, Rope In
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In



Definition of Rope off

1. Verb. (transitive) To enclose by ropes; to cordon off ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rope Off

rope
rope's-end
rope's-ended
rope's-ending
rope's-ends
rope-a-dope
rope-a-dopes
rope-maker
rope-walk
rope bridge
rope burn
rope down
rope flap
rope in
rope ladder
rope off (current term)
rope tow
rope up
rope yard
rope yarn
ropeable
ropeband
ropebands
ropebark
ropebridge
roped
ropedancer
ropedancers
ropedancing
ropedancings

Literary usage of Rope off

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1. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"My prayers were answered miraculously. He saw what was the matter. He dismounted and took the rope off his horse's leg. Then he began to haul me in as if I ..."

2. Report of the Joint Select Committee Appointed to Inquire Into the Condition by Luke Potter Poland, John Scott (1872)
"... rope off my neck I didn't recognize any one, for up to that time it wasn't my expectation that they would let me off; but when they took the rope off my ..."

3. Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings: With Lives by Thomas & George Allan (Firm) (1891)
"Fling the rope off, hinney ; fling the rope off. Here's the Mushroom. ... Why, man, fling the rope off. Why! ye mun be a bad 'un. Ye are a bad 'un. ..."

4. Report on Observations on Railways, and Other Subjects: Made During a Tour by Henry C. Mais (1884)
"Before starting the machinery, unwind about 20ft. of cable off the bull " wheel shaft and let it lie loose on the derrick floor ; throw the bull rope off ..."

5. Sketches from "Texas Siftings". by Alexander Edwin Sweet, John Armoy Knox (1882)
"He dismounted and took the rope off his horse's hind leg. Then he began to haul me in as if I were ... He was not in a hurry to take the rope off my wrist. ..."

6. Revolutions in Mexico: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on by United States, Senate, Congress, Committee on Foreign Relations (1913)
"When he fainted they took the rope off of him and left him lying there on the bank. ... Take that rope off of him." and because she came and tried to do ..."

7. Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. Senate (1872)
"Up to the time they took the rope off my neck I didn't recognize any one, for np to that time it wasn't my expectation that they wonld let me off; ..."

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