Etymology
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noose (n.)

"loop formed by fastening a running knot or slip-knot," mid-15c., perhaps from Old French nos or cognate Old Provençal nous "knot," from Latin nodus "knot" (from PIE root *ned- "to bind, tie"). Rare before c. 1600.

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Definitions of noose
1
noose (v.)
make a noose in or of;
noose (v.)
secure with a noose;
2
noose (n.)
a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose;
Synonyms: snare / gin
noose (n.)
a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled;
Synonyms: running noose / slip noose
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