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noose

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noun \ˈnüs, British also ˈnüz\

Simple Definition of noose

  • : a large loop at the end of a rope that gets smaller when you pull the rope and that is used to hang people, to capture animals, etc.

Full Definition of noose

  1. 1 :  a loop with a slipknot that binds closer the more it is drawn

  2. 2 :  something that snares like a noose

Examples of noose

  1. <a confirmed bachelor, he vows never to get caught in the noose of matrimony>



Origin of noose

Middle English nose


First Known Use: 15th century


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noose

verb

Definition of noose

noosednoos·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to secure by a noose

  3. 2 :  to make a noose in or of



1600

First Known Use of noose

1600



NOOSE Defined for Kids

noose

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noun \ˈnüs\

Definition of noose

  1. :  a loop that passes through a knot at the end of a line so that it gets smaller when the other end of the line is pulled





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