Rope in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
1. soga (f) (thick, for hanging); cuerda (f) (thinner); cabo (m) maroma (f) (Naut); sarta (f) (of pearls)
  • rope ladder escalera (f) de cuerda
2. (idioms)
  • to be on the ropes estar contra las cuerdas
  • to learn the ropes ponerse al tanto (con un trabajo)
  • to show somebody the ropes poner a alguien al tanto
  • to give somebody plenty of rope dar gran libertad de movimientos a alguien
transitive verb
3. atar (fasten)(to a)
  • they roped themselves together se encordaron (for climbing)
rope [rəʊp]
cuerda (f); soga (f); mecate (m); (Méx) (Náut) (hawser) maroma (f); cable (m); (in rigging) cabo (m); (hangman's) dogal (m); [of pearls] collar (m); [of onions etc] ristra (f)
the ropes (Boxing) las cuerdas; to jump or skip rope (US) saltar a la comba; there were three of us on the rope (Mountaineering) éramos tres los encordados
to give sb more rope dar a algn mayor libertad de acción
if you give him enough rope he'll hang himself déjale actuar y él se condenará a sí mismo
to know/learn the ropes estar/ponerse al tanto
to be on the ropes estar en las cuerdas
I'll show you the ropes te voy a mostrar cómo funciona todo
to be at the end of one's rope especially (US) no poder soportarlo más; no aguantar más
transitive verb
atar or amarrar con (una) cuerda; (LAm) (US) [+animal] coger or agarrar con lazo; (LAm)
to rope two things together atar dos cosas con una cuerda; they roped themselves together (Mountaineering) se encordaron; there were four climbers roped together había cuatro escaladores que formaban una cordada or iban encordados
rope burn (n) quemadura (f) por fricción
rope ladder (n) escala (f) de cuerda
rope trick (n) truco (m) de la cuerda
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