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English noun: noose

1. noose (artifact) a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose

Synonymsgin, snare

Broader (hypernym)trap

Part holonymslipknot

2. noose (artifact) a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled

Synonymsrunning noose, slip noose

Broader (hypernym)loop

Narrower (hyponym)clench, clinch

Part holonymslipknot

Part meronymhalter, hangman's halter, hangman's rope, hemp, hempen necktie, lariat, lasso, reata, riata

English verb: noose

1. noose (creation) make a noose in or of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)intertwine, loop

2. noose (contact) secure with a noose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

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