Meaning of noose

noose

Pronunciation: (ns), [key]
— n., v., noosed, noos•ing.
—n.
  1. a loop with a running knot, as in a snare, lasso, or hangman's halter, that tightens as the rope is pulled.
  2. a tie or bond; snare.
—v.t.
  1. to secure by or as by a noose.
  2. to make a noose with or in (a rope or the like).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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