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rope together

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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: rope, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Gather the ropes together and squeeze them at the top, lining all the strands lengthways next to each other.
Pinch the tips of the three ropes together at the top to seal and plait the strands a little loosely, pinching the bottom ends to seal.
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Mr Chappell said: "We tied the ropes together. It was a team effort.
This is a good knot to use when you want to join two ropes together.
For joining two ropes together, especially ropes of different thickness, the Outdoor Program recommends the Double Fisherman's Knot.
He hit his head on a turnbuckle, a padded piece of metal that holds the ropes together in each corner of the ring.
For three-way tug-of-war, tie the ends of three ropes together, forming a Y, and tie a bandanna at the intersection.
The bowline can also be used to make a noose or to securely bend two ropes together as illustrated in Figure 5.
The idea that when we tie our ropes together they are stronger is something that has always stuck in my mind.