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Pronunciation of Ropes: Learn how to pronounce Ropes in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word rope:

noun
1a length of thick strong cord made by twisting together strands of hemp, sisal, nylon, or similar material:
there was no way down, even with a rope
[mass noun]:
coils of rope
North American a lasso.
(the rope) used in reference to execution by hanging:
executions by the rope continued well into the twentieth century
(the ropes) the ropes enclosing a boxing or wrestling ring.
2a quantity of roughly spherical objects such as onions or beads strung together:
a rope of pearls
3 (the ropes) informal the established procedures in an organization or area of activity:
I want you to show her the ropes
[ mid 19th century: with reference to ropes used in sailing]
verb
[with object]
1catch, fasten, or secure with rope:
the calves must be roped and led out of the stockade
the climbers were all roped together
(rope something off) enclose or separate an area with a rope or tape:
police roped off the area
[no object] Climbing (of a party of climbers) connect each other together with a rope:
we stopped at the foot of the ridge and roped up
[no object] (rope down/up) Climbing climb down or up using a rope:
the party had been roping down a hanging glacier
2 (rope someone in/into) persuade someone, despite reluctance, to take part in (an activity):
anyone who could sing in tune was roped in
Phrases
give a man enough rope (or plenty of rope) and he will hang himself
proverb given enough freedom of action a person will bring about their own downfall.
money for old rope
see money.
on the rope
Climbing roped together:
the technique of moving together on the rope
on the ropes
Boxing forced against the ropes by the opponent’s attack.
in state of near collapse or defeat:
behind the apparent success the company was on the ropes
a rope of sand
literary used in allusion to something providing only illusory security or coherence:
our union will become a mere rope of sand
Origin:
Old English rāp, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch reep and German Reif