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).

1400–50; late Middle English nose < ?

nooser, noun
unnoosed, adjective Unabridged
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noose (nuːs)
1.  a loop in the end of a rope or cord, such as a lasso, snare, or hangman's halter, usually tied with a slipknot
2.  something that restrains, binds, or traps
3.  put one's head in a noose to bring about one's own downfall
4.  to secure or catch in or as if in a noose
5.  to make a noose of or in
[C15: perhaps from Provençal nous, from Latin nōdusnode]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from O.Fr. nos or cognate O.Prov. nous "knot," from L. nodus "knot." Rare before c.1600.
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Example sentences
Using a noose tied to a long pole, wildlife officers slip a loop around the animal's neck and steer it down the tree.
But the lyrics aren't written in a sense that would make one want to start
  tying up the noose.
Barr plans to slip a cable noose around his neck from a small boat and drag him
  to shore.
M, suspended from a clothes-rack hook by a stout rope, the noose of which had
  been deftly knotted.
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