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noose

noun \ ˈnüs , British also ˈnüz \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of noose

1 : a loop with a slipknot that binds closer the more it is drawn
2 : something that snares like a noose

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Origin and Etymology of noose

Middle English nose

noose Synonyms


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noose

verb

Definition of noose

noosed; noosing
1 : to secure by a noose
2 : to make a noose in or of

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First Known Use of noose

circa 1604

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NOOSE Defined for English Language Learners

noose

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

noose

noun \ ˈnüs \

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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