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noose

noun uk   us   /nuːs/
[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 Vietnamese thòng lọng…
in Spanish lazo, soga, dogal…
in Thai ห่วงหรือบ่วง, ห่วงคล้องคอ…
in Malaysian jerut, tali gantung…
in French noeud coulant…
in German die Schlinge…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絞索,繩套, 問題, 束縛,羈絆…
in Indonesian jerat…
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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