rope
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rope(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (thick cord)
a. la soga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need a longer rope to hang these hams from the ceiling.Necesito una soga más larga para colgar estos jamones del techo.
b. la cuerda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think I can fix this wooden ladder with a rope and some nails.Creo que puedo arreglar esta escalera de madera con una cuerda y algunos clavos.
c. el cabo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The sailboat ropes were singed by the sun.Los cabos del velero estaban quemados por el sol.
d. la maroma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Someone cut the rope from the mooring and stole the boat.Alguien cortó la maroma del punto de amarre y robó el barco.
2. (string of objects)
a. el collar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bride wore a rope of pearls around her neck.La novia llevaba un collar de perlas alrededor del cuello.
3. (death by hanging)
a. la horca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The prisoner was given the rope for the massacre he committed during the war.El reo fue condenado a la horca por la matanza que llevó a cabo durante la guerra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to fasten)
a. atar
The lumberjack roped the ladder to the tree.El leñador ató la escalera al árbol.
b. amarrar
I want you to rope the dog to your belt so you don't lose him.Quiero que amarres el perro a tu cinturón para que no lo pierdas.
5. (to lasso)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. lazar
The cowboy roped the cow on the first try.El vaquero lazó la vaca en el primer intento.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
6. (to tie together)
a. encordarse
As the weather worsened, the two mountain climbers roped themselves together.Mientras el clima empeoraba, los dos alpinistas se encordaron.
ropes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (sports)
a. cuerdas (boxing)
The boxer threw his opponent against the ropes.El boxeador lanzó a su contrincante contra las cuerdas.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(details)
a. pormenores
Our new employee learned the ropes of her new job very easily.Nuestra nueva empleada aprendió los pormenores de su nuevo trabajo con facilidad.
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rope
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (thick, for hanging)
a. la soga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (thinner)
a. la cuerda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (nautical)
a. la cabo m, maroma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of pearls)
a. la sarta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
rope ladderescalera de cuerda
5. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be on the ropesestar contra las cuerdas
to learn the ropesponerse al tanto
to show somebody the ropesponer a alguien al tanto
to give somebody plenty of ropedar gran libertad de movimientos a alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (fasten)
a. atar
they roped themselves togetherse encordaron
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rope [rəʊp]
noun
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
modifier
rope burn (n) quemadura (f) por fricción
rope ladder (n) escala (f) de cuerda
rope trick (n) truco (m) de la cuerda
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "rope"
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jump rope
la cuerda de saltar, saltar a la cuerda
jumping rope
la cuerda de saltar
skipping rope
la cuerda de saltar
I used to jump rope
solía saltar a la cuerda
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