noose

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English[edit]

A noose

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

noose ‎(plural nooses)

  1. 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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Verb[edit]

noose ‎(third-person singular simple present nooses, present participle noosing, simple past and past participle noosed)

  1. (transitive) To tie or catch in a noose; to entrap or ensnare.

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