Meaning of “noose” in the English Dictionary

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"noose" in British English

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noosenoun

uk /nuːs/ 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.

(Definition of “noose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"noose" in American English

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noosenoun [ C ]

us /nus/

one end of a rope tied to form a circle which can be tightened around something, such as a person’s neck to hang (= kill) the person

(Definition of “noose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)