1 [always + adverb/preposition]
to tie things together using rope
rope something to something
Suitcases were roped to the top of the car.
rope somebody/something together
Mountaineers rope themselves together for safety.
2 American EnglishTA
to catch an animal using a circle of rope:
The calves are roped and branded.
rope somebody into somethingphrasal verb
rope something ↔ offphrasal verb
The stairs were roped off.