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noose

noun uk   /nuːs/ us  
[C] one end of a rope tied to form a circle that can be tightened round something such as a person's neck to hang (= kill) them: They put him on the back of a horse and looped a noose around his neck. [S] a serious problem or limit: The noose of poverty was tightening (= becoming more serious) daily.
Translations of “noose”
in Spanish lazo, soga, dogal…
in French noeud coulant…
in German die Schlinge…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絞索,繩套, 問題, 束縛,羈絆…
in Russian петля…
in Turkish ilmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绞索,绳套, 问题, 束缚,羁绊…
in Polish pętla, stryczek…
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