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Meaning of tightrope

tight•rope

Pronunciation: (tīt'rōp"), [key]
— n., v., -roped, -rop•ing.
—n.
  1. a rope or wire cable, stretched tight, on which acrobats perform feats of balancing.
—v.i.
  1. to walk, move, or proceed on or as on a tightrope: He tightroped through enemy territory.
—v.t.
  1. to make (one's way, course, etc.) on or as on a tightrope.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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