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 in a Sentence
a confirmed bachelor, he vows never to get caught in the noose of matrimony
Recent Examples of noose from the Web
There’s nooses being hung at African-American museums.
On Wednesday, Trump further called out China for failing to tighten the economic noose.
The cover, by Chaykin, features a Pakistani man hanging by a noose, with his genitalia exposed and mutilated, and a name badge pinned to his chest bearing a racial epithet.
The most recent protest occurred when students found bananas hanging around the campus with string wrapped around the bananas to represent a noose just after the first black student body president took office.
A noose found near the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is the third to be found along the National Mall in recent weeks, according to a report from CNN.
WASHINGTON — A noose was found on the National Mall early Saturday evening, U.S. Park Police said.
A noose was found last month on the grounds of the Hirshhorn Museum, which showcases contemporary art and culture.
Capital flight has been a looming potential danger since Saudi Arabia and its allies began tightening the noose, but S&P Global Ratings said that Qatari banks are strong enough to survive the pullout of all Gulf money.
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Origin and Etymology of noose
Middle English nose
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of noose
1 : to secure by a noose
2 : to make a noose in or of
First Known Use of noose
NOOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of noose for English Language Learners
: 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.
NOOSE Defined for Kids
Definition of noose for Students
: 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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