1. rope in, rope off, cordon off, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in

usage: divide by means of a rope; "The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"

2. rope in, persuade

usage: draw in as if with a rope; lure; "The agent had roped in several customers"

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