- 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[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. Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin; compare with Scottish Gaelic lùb
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//