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1. To lash or bind two or more people or things together with a rope or cord. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rope" and "together." The bank robbers roped the hostages together while they looted the vault. You'll want to rope together the various boxes so they don't shift around during transport.
2. To construct or hold together something with rope. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rope" and "together." We had to rope the machine together until we could take it to the mechanic to be repaired. We had to rope together a makeshift ladder to reach the top of the building.
3. To connect or tether two or more people, things, or animals together with a rope or cord. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rope" and "together." The rustlers roped the animals together in their pen and then loaded them into their truck. The guards roped together the inmates at the ankle
4. To gather multiple people together for some occasion, activity, or purpose, especially with a lot of effort or difficulty. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rope" and "together." It can be tricky roping family members together for special occasions, but it will help create bonds that keep you together through difficult times. Our company has been roping together people from a wide range of backgrounds and specialties to form a truly unique team.
rope something together
to tie or bind up a thing or things with rope. Rope this carton together and put it in the trunk of the car. Rope together these two packages and take them to the truck.