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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As the police visibly tighten the noose around the mansion, the guerrillas respond with rhetoric and warning bursts of gunfire.
▪ The U.S. tightened the economic noose around the dictatorship.
▪ And it is also the reality that stays my hand from the noose and trap when Kasparov speaks.
▪ He felt as if a noose had slipped around his neck.
▪ He trussed himself up, with a noose round his neck, then handcuffed himself.
▪ I could see a noose had been thrown round my neck I'd maybe never get free from.
▪ Not so foolish as to put your head in a noose.
▪ She found some rope in the corner tossed it over a beam, and made a noose in the other end.
▪ Then, alone in his dressing room, he cheerfully prepared a noose with which to hang himself.
▪ They had slid his noose from their necks and freed themselves of him.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Noose \Noose\, n. [Prob. fr. OF. nous, nom. sing. or acc. pl. of nou knot, F. n[oe]ud, L. nodus. Cf. Node.] A running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.


Noose \Noose\ (n[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noosed (n[=oo]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Noosing.] To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


Etymology 1 n. An adjustable loop of rope, e.g. the one placed around the neck in hangings, or the one at the end of a lasso. Etymology 2

vb. (context transitive English) To tie or catch in a noose; to entrap or ensnare.

  1. n. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose [syn: snare, gin]

  2. a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled [syn: running noose, slip noose]

  3. v. make a noose in or of

  4. secure with a noose


A noose is a loop at the end of a rope in which the knot tightens under load and can be loosened without. The knot can be used to secure a rope to a post or pole, but only where the end is in a position that the loop can be passed over.

Noose (film)

Noose, released in the United States as The Silk Noose, is a 1948 British crime film, directed by Edmond T. Gréville and starring Carole Landis, Joseph Calleia, and Derek Farr.

Noose (1958 film)

Noose is a 1957 Polish film directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has, starring Gustaw Holoubek. The film is an adaptation of a short story by Marek Hłasko and follows the day in the life an alcoholic.

Usage examples of "noose".

When the nooses had been fastened to the crosspiece the angareb was pulled away and the victims were left swinging and kicking in the air.

I had a piece of black ribbon added to one end of the chain, in the shape of a sliding noose, with which I could easily strangle myself if ever love should reduce me to despair, and I passed it round my neck.

They fixed her neck by a noose to the stake, and then set fire to the faggots and burnt her.

This noose was thrown by the right hand, while the left keeps fast hold of the rope, the other end of which is fastened to the saddle.

The count was addressing the company, under the last poster threatening him with death, two very energetic lines were inscribed by the person who put up the poster, knowing that he was at the same time running his head into the noose: Si me cogen, me horqueran, Pero no me cogeran.

Bending her shaggy head, Amber retied her kaffiyeh, shouldered her pack and capture noose, and faced the gap in the rocks, toward Cursrah.

In these wild regions there are no kago or norimons to be had, and a pack-horse is the only conveyance, and yesterday, having abandoned my own saddle, I had the bad luck to get a pack-saddle with specially angular and uncompromising peaks, with a soaked and extremely unwashed futon on the top, spars, tackle, ridges, and furrows of the most exasperating description, and two nooses of rope to hold on by as the animal slid down hill on his haunches, or let me almost slide over his tail as he scrambled and plunged up hill.

If that thrown noose of the lariat had settled over the head and shoulders of the sham sleeper it would have made no difference whether he waked or slept--in the end he would have sat before William Drew tied hand and foot.

He goes and lays his noose around the necks of the men he has singled out without any one seeing him.

One by one the men fell, firing wildly into the brush before their struggles were ended by well-placed ninja arrows, nooses and spears.

I then cut the rope and eased the hanged man down onto my saddle and got the noose offa his neck.

Her fingers would not move too well, but in the end she ound the noose.

Jinx lets a laugh out and across the parking lot is a fucking pimpmobile, a platinum Lexus convertible with a noose of gold chain choking its rearview mirror and these evil black Doublemint Twins in the front seat, straight out of the life, living so large that their license plate ought to read gang related, in neon lights.

The set--a noose of twine with willow springs to snatch it tight when tripped--was obviously empty, but Scoggin knelt by it anyway.

My fellow passengers declared Maryland a no-good Secesh state, whose citizens deserved no better than the horsewhip or the noose.