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
Fearing the hangman’s noose, Kenton fled westward and changed his name to Simon Butler.
An employee of U.S. Mint who is white has been placed on leave after placing a rope tied like a noose on a black coworker's chair.
Kinebrew said the Center City noose was the only such case being handled by Philadelphia police.
Other countries including Australia have also pressed for Beijing to tighten the economic noose on Pyongyang.
The noose finally started to tighten around my neck.
There’s nooses being hung at African-American museums.
On Wednesday, Trump further called out China for failing to tighten the economic noose.
David Sadler, who is black, was hanging from the sign on July 4th, with a noose around his neck.
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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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