[noos] /nus/

a loop with a running knot, as in a snare, lasso, or hangman’s halter, that tightens as the rope is pulled.
a tie or bond; snare.
verb (used with object), noosed, noosing.
to secure by or as by a noose.
to make a noose with or in (a rope or the like).
a loop in the end of a rope or cord, such as a lasso, snare, or hangman’s halter, usually tied with a slipknot
something that restrains, binds, or traps
put one’s head in a noose, to bring about one’s own downfall
verb (transitive)
to secure or catch in or as if in a noose
to make a noose of or in

mid-15c., perhaps from Old French nos or cognate Old Provençal nous “knot,” from Latin nodus “knot” (see net (n.)). Rare before c.1600.


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