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noose



Pronunciation: (nOOs), [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).
n.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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