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noose

[noos] /nus/
noun
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.
verb (used with object), noosed, noosing.
3.
to secure by or as by a noose.
4.
to make a noose with or in (a rope or the like).
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English nose < ?
Related forms
nooser, noun
unnoosed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un noosed

noose

/nuːs/
noun
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
verb (transitive)
4.
to secure or catch in or as if in a noose
5.
to make a noose of or in
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from Provençal nous, from Latin nōdusnode
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Word Origin and History for un noosed

noose

n.

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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