rope off


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rope off

To prevent people from entering some place or area by erecting a barrier of rope suspended by a series of poles. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rope" and "off." They don't usually rope the VIP section of the bar off like this—someone really important must be coming in tonight. We'll need to rope off this area until the guests arrive.
See also: off, rope

rope something off

to isolate something with a rope barrier. The police roped the scene of the accident off. The police roped off the scene of the accident.
See also: off, rope

rope off

v.
To restrict or reserve some location or area by encircling it with rope: The ushers roped off the first three rows of seats for special guests. The guards roped the stairway off.
See also: off, rope
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"During performances, she has been known to rope off the left side of the photo pit in front of the stage so no one can take a sneaky right shot of her."
Clancy - who got his US patent this month - is waiting for investment to get his invisible skipping rope off the ground.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A whale found entangled in rope off the North Wales coast was thought to be the first humpback spotted in the region.
Days after Jack Madin drowned in the River Wansbeck in the Riverside Park, by Ashington, a motorbiker, in full view of joggers, cut the rope off a lifebelt and drove off.
The only seats left were right at the front, so manager Joshua Grannell offered to rope off a row of seats for the pair and their security at a later show.
The tour allows snorkelers to hold a rope off the back of a boat and amongst the giant humpback whales, offering a completely different perspective to watching them from afar.
A WHALE found entangled in rope off the North Wales coast was last night believed to be the first humpback spotted in the region.
A 30ft WHALE was swimming to freedom last night after its tail got caught up in a buoy's rope off the North Wales coast.
But the bat "pinged off", so he picked up a metal pole used to rope off exhibits and decapitated the statue.