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[loup, lohp, loop] /laʊp, loʊp, lup/ Scot.
verb (used without object)
to leap; jump; spring.
verb (used with object)
to leap or jump at, over, or into (something).
Origin of loup2
1325-75; Middle English loupe < Old Norse hlaupa, cognate with Old English hlēapan to leap Unabridged
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  • One evening, as she louped along her accustomed trail towards the turnip-field, she discovered a suitor following in her wake.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • An' syne, when I drapped oot o' the window he louped at me so bonny, an' I couldna keep up wi' 'im to the gate.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • We had not well got out of the town, when Tammie Dobbie louped up on the fore-tram.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch David Macbeth Moir
British Dictionary definitions for louped


another name for loo mask
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin lupus wolf


verb, noun
a Scot word for leap
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