[ US /ˈnus/ ]
[ UK /nˈuːs/ ]
  1. a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
  2. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
  1. make a noose in or of
  2. secure with a noose
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How To Use noose In A Sentence

  • He tugged at the neck of his turtleneck sweater feeling like it was a noose tightening with each attack.
  • Can classical music escape the noose? Times, Sunday Times
  • She shaped the words, unable to speak them with the knot of his noose twisting into her voicebox.
  • Now they are a noose around my neck. Times, Sunday Times
  • But the noose and lifeline metaphors dramatize the in-culture ‘factness’ of much writing, its consequentiality, rather than the seductive pleasures of its speculative realm.
  • Faced by an overwhelmingly superior force, our badly depleted three divisions had barely escaped being bagged in the net of which the enemy had all but drawn the noose in a strategetic surrounding movement. The Escape of a Princess Pat Being the full account of the capture and fifteen months' imprisonment of Corporal Edwards, of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and his final escape from Germany into Holland
  • The lemkin peered up at the giant and fingered the rope noose nervously. The Size of Things « A Fly in Amber
  • Would you pause to think about the 2-pound belt around your burnoose before running to the light? Month-end inventory (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • Captain Stanley: Now, suppose I told you there was a way to save your little brother Mikey from the noose. Eric’s Top 10 Non-Christmas Christmas Movies » Scene-Stealers
  • Of course the Left is the side of saints and angels; if they believed in them; with Bush effigies in nooses and the like. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Clinton Terror Bill
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