Definition of noose in English:
1A loop with a running knot, tightening as the rope or wire is pulled and typically used to hang people or trap animals.
- Its gnarled branches twisted and turned into the air, and a hangman's noose hung from one of its thickest and strongest branches.
- But hanging from a beam in the center of a room typically reserved for celebrations and weddings is a crude, handmade noose fashioned out of three electrical wires.
- Members of the study population were captured by placing a soft elastic noose around the perimeter of an active burrow entrance.
1.1 (the noose) Death by hanging.
- My dreams for the future have now atrophied to simply ‘keeping the noose at bay.’
- Yet he is one of the three still facing the noose.
- One might have expected criminals awaiting trial to have been especially defensive, doing their best to avoid the noose by shifting blame elsewhere.
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