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Negative ConnotationPlay
The word often implies danger or death, especially when referring to hanging. SlideThe grim history of the noose casts a dark shadow.
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Literal UsePlay
Used literally, 'noose' refers to the actual loop knot used in situations described. SlideThe cowboy created a noose to round up the cattle.
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Metaphorically, 'noose' implies a trap or a situation that's hard to escape. SlideHe walked into a financial noose with those loans.