noose

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1noose

noun \ˈnüs, British also ˈnüz\

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

2noose

verb
noosednoos·ing

Definition of NOOSE

transitive verb
1
:  to secure by a noose
2
:  to make a noose in or of

First Known Use of NOOSE

1600

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