noose

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noose /ˈnuːs/ noun
plural nooses
noose
/ˈnuːs/
noun
plural nooses
Learner's definition of NOOSE
[count]
: a large loop at the end of a rope that gets smaller when you pull the rope and that is used to hang people, to capture animals, etc.

tighten the noose

: to make a situation more difficult for someone