What is the meaning of "lasso"?
A "lasso" is a loop of rope designed as a restraint to be thrown around a target and tightened when pulled. It is a well-known tool of a cowboy. The word is also frequently used as a verb, which is the case here. To "lasso" something, is to throw the loop of rope around it and restrain it. Ex: My dad finally lassoed the bull. Ex: The terrified pony was finally lassoed.