a method of tiring out a boxing opponent by pretending to be trapped on the ropes while the opponent expends energy on punches that are blocked
(as modifier): rope-a-dope strategy
in boxing, the tactic of pretending to be on the ropes while the opponent gets tired out by throwing punches
noun 1. a person who walks across or performs acrobatics upon a rope stretched at some height above the floor or ground.
noun 1. a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material. 2. a lasso. 3. ropes. the cords used to enclose a prize ring or other space. Informal. the operations of a business or the details of any […]
noun 1. the act, skill, or process of making, rope.
noun, plural roperies. 1. a place where ropes are made. 2. Archaic. knavery; roguery.