tighten the noose

Definition of tighten the noose

  1. :  to make a situation more difficult for someone The new tougher penalties will tighten the noose on traffic offenders. They tightened the noose around the enemy by cutting the supply lines.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make tight or tighter

    :  to become tight or tighter

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

    :  something that snares like a noose

  1. :  to secure by a noose

    :  to make a noose in or of

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a trip made at another's expense

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