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lasso

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lassolas‧so1 /ləˈsuː, ˈlæsəʊ $ -soʊ/ noun (plural lassos or lassoes) [countable] 🔊 🔊 TAa rope with one end tied in a circle, used to catch cattle and horses, especially in the western US
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lassoAnother time she saw Ralph swinging something on a rope, around and around his head, like a lasso.She sprinkled a circle about their bed, and tossed him a smile that landed round his neck like a lasso.By wielding his lasso in the White House, Ickes can help to stop Clinton from wandering off-message.
Related topics: Agriculture
lassolasso2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TACATCHto catch an animal using a lasso
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lassoTheir goal is to lasso 1,000 pounds of edibles for the struggling Food Bank.He even lassoed friend and co-worker Arturo Baez, a skilled front-end loader driver, to come help.Carl thus became the first and possibly the only man ever to successfully lasso musk ox, polar bears, and walrus.Once, twice, and then again Mark tried to lasso the thrashing fish, and failed.
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Verb table
lasso
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylasso
he, she, itlassoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylassoed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lassoed
he, she, ithas lassoed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lassoed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lasso
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lassoed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lassoing
he, she, itis lassoing
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you, we, theyare lassoing
Past
I, he, she, itwas lassoing
you, we, theywere lassoing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lassoing
he, she, ithas been lassoing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lassoing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lassoing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lassoing
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