verb (used with object), noosed, noos·ing.
- nootka fir,
- nootka sound,
Origin of noose
Examples from the Web for noose
The cover image of your book—a dangling badge—resembles a noose, understandably so.We Abandoned Them: Kirk Johnson’s Fight to Save Iraqis|John Kael Weston|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has recently ruled over the country with an iron fist, increasingly solidifying its noose on civil rights and governance.
Tighten this noose and make Khartoum a very small place to live.George Clooney’s Crusade for Diplomatic Intervention in Sudan|Lloyd Grove|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was asked, left to right, across the stage, bypassing Gingrich, tightening the noose.Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich Knock Heads at the ABC News GOP Debate|John Avlon|December 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He appeared to have slipped the noose that had been so carefully placed around his neck.James Murdoch Sticks to His Story at British Committee Hearing|Nicholas Wapshott|November 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, these young masters would slip their heads out of this noose, and busy themselves with kisses.
He's hidin' the hoith av it somewheres, an' there's nothin' like the noose av a lariat to frishen his mimory.A Trooper Galahad|Charles King
The last time he came up among the ducks and threw the noose over the head of one.
He could catch turkeys with a noose, and young pigs to barbecue.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
The noose was one of his hammock straps, which he buckled round his throat.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2|Arthur Griffiths
Word Origin for noose
mid-15c., perhaps from Old French nos or cognate Old Provençal nous "knot," from Latin nodus "knot" (see net (n.)). Rare before c.1600.