hoop

[ hoop, hoo p ]
/ hup, hʊp /

noun

verb (used with object)

to bind or fasten with or as if with a hoop or hoops.
to encircle; surround.

Origin of hoop

1125–75; Middle English hope, hoop, late Old English hōp; cognate with Dutch hoep

Related forms

hoop·less, adjectivehoop·like, adjectiveun·hooped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hoop (1 of 2)

hoop

1
/ (huːp) /

noun


verb

(tr) to surround with or as if with a hoop

Derived Forms

hooped, adjectivehooplike, adjective

Word Origin for hoop

Old English hōp; related to Dutch hoep, Old Norse hōp bay, Lithuanian kabẽ hook

British Dictionary definitions for hoop (2 of 2)

hoop

2
/ (huːp) /

noun, verb

a variant spelling of whoop

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Idioms and Phrases with hoop

hoop

see jump through hoops.


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