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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; A trap for birds or small mammals v. - Secure with a loop of rope; Make a loop of rope in or of.

Usage examples (36)
  • They also show us what they describe as a noose, where they say the Arabs hanged hundreds of prisoners.
  • The noose is getting a little tighter for Tom DeLay.
  • Remember the weeks of "the noose is tightening" on Osama?
  • “I had all sort of Western stuff in my office,” he said, characterizing what others called a noose as “more of a lasso.” for more
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