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Meaning of “noose” in the English Dictionary

"noose" in British English

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noosenoun

uk   us   /nuːs/
[C] one end of a ​ropetied 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 ​seriousproblem 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)

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noosenoun [C]

 us   /nus/
one end of a ​ropetied 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)
Translations of “noose”
in Spanish lazo, soga, dogal…
in Vietnamese thòng lọng…
in Malaysian jerut, tali gantung…
in Thai ห่วงหรือบ่วง, ห่วงคล้องคอ…
in French noeud coulant…
in German die Schlinge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绞索,绳套, 问题, 束缚,羁绊…
in Turkish ilmek…
in Russian петля…
in Indonesian jerat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絞索,繩套, 問題, 束縛,羈絆…
in Polish pętla, stryczek…
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