hoop

[ hoop, hoop ]
/ hup, hʊp /

noun

verb (used with object)

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

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Origin of hoop

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hoop

hoopless, adjectivehooplike, adjectiveun·hooped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hoop (1 of 2)

hoop1
/ (huːp) /

noun

verb

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

Derived forms of hoop

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)

hoop2
/ (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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