Definition of Rope up

1. Verb. Attach to one another, for safety. "The mountaineers roped up when they started the final ascent"

Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure



Definition of Rope up

1. Verb. (transitive) to tie up using a rope. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to attach oneself to a rope ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rope Up

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
rope tow
rope up (current term)
rope yard
rope yarn
ropeable
ropeband
ropebands
ropebark
ropebridge
roped
ropedancer
ropedancers
ropedancing
ropedancings
ropeless
ropelike

Literary usage of Rope up

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1. My Life in Prison by Donald Lowrie (1912)
"After he's put the block in the noose the hangman throws the other end of the rope up over the crossbeam, and I climb up there and hold it. ..."

2. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"Haul these taut, lay the rope up again, and the knot will appear like Fig. 29. ... Lay the rope up again as before, to where the next knot is to be made, ..."

3. Manual of Heavy Artillery Service: For the Use of the Army and Militia of by John Caldwell Tidball (1891)
"Pass the end of a rope up ... Form a bight in a rope and lay the end across the standing part; stick the bight of another rope up ..."

4. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1884)
"Haul these taut, lay the rope up again, and the knot will appear like Fig. 43. ... Lay the rope up again as before, to where the next knot is to be made, ..."

5. The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections by Phineas Garrett (1904)
"The scaffolding had been taken down without remembering to take the rope up. There was a dead silence. They all knew it was impossible to throw the rope up ..."

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