rope in

  1. divide by means of a rope
    The police roped off the area where the crime occurred
  2. draw in as if with a rope; lure
    The agent had roped in several customers
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How To Use rope in In A Sentence

  • Frederick, a bisexual misanthrope in a childless, political marriage, was a lapsed Calvinist who held all religions in contempt.
  • Haec gens ipsa quidem prope internicione sublata est à Nasamonibus, qui nunc eas tenent sedes: genus tamen hominum ex his qui profugerant, aut cùm pugnatum est, abfuerant, hodièque remanent in paucis. The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • The scheme became a common trope in detective fiction, but there are almost no documented cases of a criminal forging another person's fingerprint.
  • The sailors all heaved on the rope in the storm.
  • ‘We're following the ancient Cinnamon Route,’ he says proudly, seated atop a coil of rope in the ship's bow as it skims across the Java Sea.
  • If we confine ourselves to Europe in the late medieval and early modern periods, we find that at least initial studies have been completed on England, France, Amsterdam, and parts of Germany.
  • Plotz deftly neuters Graham's ridiculous eugenics, putting his noxious opinions in their historical context of the KKK and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 1930s.
  • Why did he invoke the swarthy boogeymen of the modern right-wing imagination right before launching into a verse about the good old days when his "grandpappy" would "take all the rope in Texas ... find a tall oak tree," and "hang them high in the street, for all the people to see? Max Blumenthal: Feelin' The Hate With Toby Keith Nation
  • I followed and when I arrived at the slung chockstone I yelled for slack to get some rope in order to lower myself across the slab.
  • I snapped that rope as a ringmaster snaps a whip; but though the rope end travelled with great speed and the act must have been unexpected, the creature caught the rope in one of its chelae before it reached its face. Pirates of Venus
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