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 for rope
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rope \Rope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament
     or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
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           Let us not hang like ropingicicles
           Upon our houses' thatch.                 --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rope \Rope\, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop,
     Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip
     1. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in
        circumference, made of strands twisted or braided
        together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in
        its size. See Cordage.
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     2. A row or string consisting of a number of things united,
        as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
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     3. pl. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
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     Rope ladder, a ladder made of ropes.
     Rope mat., a mat made of cordage, or strands of old rope.
     Rope of sand, something of no cohession or fiber; a feeble
        union or tie; something not to be relied upon.
     Rope pump, a pump in which a rapidly running endless rope
        raises water by the momentum communicated to the water by
        its adhesion to the rope.
     Rope transmission (Mach.), a method of transmitting power,
        as between distant places, by means of endless ropes
        running over grooved pulleys.
     Rope's end, a piece of rope; especially, one used as a lash
        in inflicting punishment.
     To give one rope, to give one liberty or license; to let
        one go at will uncheked.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rope \Rope\, v. t.
     1. To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a
        bale of goods. Hence: 
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     2. To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain
        climbers, with a rope.
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     3. To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope,
        so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or
        rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.
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     4. To lasso (a steer, horse). [Colloq. U.S.]
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     5. To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy;
        as, to rope in customers or voters. [Slang, U.S.]
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     6. To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or
        curbing. [Racing Slang, Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a strong line
      2: street names for flunitrazepan [syn: R-2, Mexican valium,
         rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug,
      v 1: catch with a lasso; "rope cows" [syn: lasso, rope]
      2: fasten with a rope; "rope the bag securely" [syn: rope,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  301 Moby Thesaurus words for "rope":
     Havana, allure, ample scope, anchor, anchor chain, anchor rode,
     attach, attract, ax, backropes, bag, bait, bait the hook, band,
     bandage, becket, beheading, belt, belvedere, bend, bind, bind up,
     blandish, blank check, block, boltrope, bow fast, bowline,
     box of cigars, brace, braid, brail, breast fast, bridle, bundle,
     buntline, burning, cable, cajole, capital punishment,
     carte blanche, catch, chain, cheroot, cigar, cigar box, cigar case,
     cigar cutter, cigarillo, cinch, clearance, coax, colorado, cord,
     corona, cross, crossjack brace, crucifixion, deadeye, death chair,
     death chamber, decapitation, decollation, decoy, defenestration,
     do up, downhaul, draw, draw in, draw on, drop, earing, elbowroom,
     electric chair, electrocution, enchain, enmesh, ensnare, entangle,
     entice, entrammel, entrap, execution, fast, fasten, fetter, field,
     flirt, flirt with, flying jib martingale, flying jib stay,
     footropes, fore-skysail brace, fore-skysail lift,
     fore-topgallant shroud, fore-topgallant stay,
     fore-topmast backstay, fore-topsail lift, foreganger,
     foreroyal backstay, foreroyal lift, forerunner, forestay, foretack,
     foul, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, full scope,
     full swing, fusillade, gallows, gallows-tree, garrote, gas chamber,
     gasket, gassing, gibbet, gird, girdle, girt, girth,
     give the come-on, grab rope, guess-rope, guess-warp, guest rope,
     guillotine, gunter, guy, gyve, halter, halyard, hamper, handcuff,
     hanging, harbor gasket, harpoon, hawser, head fast, hemlock, hemp,
     hempen collar, hitch, hobble, hog-tie, hook, hopple, hot seat,
     humidor, inveigle, judicial murder, lace, land, lanyard,
     lapidation, lash, lasso, latitude, lead on, leash, lee sheet,
     lee tack, leeway, lethal chamber, lifeline, lift, ligament,
     ligation, ligature, line, long rope, lure, maiden, main brace,
     main-skysail brace, main-trysail vang, mainsheet, mainstay,
     make fast, manacle, maneuvering space, margin, martingale, mesh,
     messenger, mizzen stay, mizzen-royal lift, mizzen-royal stay,
     mizzen-skysail brace, mizzen-skysail lift, mizzen-skysail stay,
     mizzen-topgallant lift, mizzen-topgallant stay,
     mizzen-topmast stay, mizzen-topsail lift, moor, nail,
     necktie party, net, no holds barred, noose, offer bait to,
     open space, outhaul, painter, peg down, pennant hoist, persuade,
     picket, pin down, pinion, play, poisoning, port tack,
     preventer backstay, put in irons, range, ratline, restrain, room,
     rope in, ropes, sack, scaffold, scope, sea gasket, sea room,
     secure, seduce, shackle, sheet, shooting, shroud, snag, snare,
     sniggle, space, span, spanker peak halyard, spanker sheet, spear,
     splice, spring, spun yarn, stake, starboard tack, stay, stinker,
     stirrup, stogie, stoning, straitjacket, strand, strangling,
     strangulation, strap, string, suck in, swaddle, swathe, swing,
     tack, take, tangle, tangle up with, tempt, tendon, tether, the ax,
     the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine,
     the hot seat, the rope, the score, the truth, thong, tie, tie down,
     tie up, tolerance, trammel, trap, tree, trichinopoly, truss, twine,
     twist, way, weather sheet, whisker jumper, wide berth, wire, woo,
     wrap, wrap up, yarn

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  ROPE, n.  An obsolescent appliance for reminding assassins that they
  too are mortal.  It is put about the neck and remains in place one's
  whole life long.  It has been largely superseded by a more complex
  electrical device worn upon another part of the person; and this is
  rapidly giving place to an apparatus known as the preachment.

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