Noose meaning

no͝os
The definition of a noose is a loop in a rope formed by a knot that tightens the loop as the rope is pulled, or is a restrictive situation.

A knot in a rope that is used to trap an animal because it gets tighter as the rope is pulled on is an example of a noose.

Restrictive trade restraints that hinder a nation's economy are an example of a noose.

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A loop formed in a rope, cord, etc. by means of a slipknot so that the loop tightens as the rope is pulled.
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Anything that restricts one's freedom; tie, bond, snare, trap, etc.
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To catch or hold in a noose; trap, ensnare, etc.
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To form a noose in or of (a rope, cord, etc.)
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An adjustable loop of rope, e.g. the one placed around the neck in hangings, or the one at the end of a lasso.
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To tie or catch in a noose; to entrap or ensnare.
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Noose is to form a slipknot that tightens when a rope is pulled, or to trap an animal using such a knot.

When you use a special kind of knot in a rope in order to trap an animal, this is an example of when you noose the animal.

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A loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled.
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A snare or trap.
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To capture or hold by or as if by a noose.
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To make a noose of or in.
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the noose
  • Death by hanging.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the noose

Origin of noose

  • Middle English nose probably from Old French nos, nous knot from Latin nōdus node

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Old French nous, nominative singular or accusative plural of nou (“knot"). Compare node.

    From Wiktionary