tight•ropePronunciation: (tīt'rōp"), [key]
—n., v., -roped, -rop•ing.
a rope or wire cable, stretched tight, on which acrobats perform feats of balancing.
to walk, move, or proceed on or as on a tightrope: He tightroped through enemy territory.
to make (one's way, course, etc.) on or as on a tightrope.
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