• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unrope un-rōp′ to loosen from ropes, to unharness.
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In literature:

Saluting, he said that we must unrope, leave our lamps behind, and follow him.
"Queen Sheba's Ring" by H. Rider Haggard
It wasn't out of gallantry I unroped him.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
Then he went to the financier, unroped him, and kicked him in the ribs ungently.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
They were now unroped, and a halt was called for a bite and sup.
"Tartarin On The Alps" by Alphonse Daudet
Bower, who had substituted reasoned thought for his madness, addressed Spencer with easy complacence while Barth was unroping them.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
Conrad at once unroped her and took her on his back.
"Dorothy's Double" by G. A. Henty
Heinrich had been unroped earlier and sent to prospect from above for a possible way out.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner