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Definition of loop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    loop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//luːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they loop
    BrE BrE//luːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːp//
     
    he / she / it loops
    BrE BrE//luːps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːps//
     
    past simple looped
    BrE BrE//luːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːpt//
     
    past participle looped
    BrE BrE//luːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːpt//
     
    -ing form looping
    BrE BrE//ˈluːpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] loop something + adv./prep. to form or bend something into a loop He looped the strap over his shoulder. The horse’s reins were looped around its neck.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move in a way that makes the shape of a loop The river loops around the valley. The ball looped high up in the air.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin; compare with Scottish Gaelic lùb ‘loop, bend’.Idioms to fly or make a plane fly in a circle going up and down
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