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loop

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[ loop ]
/ lup /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms about loop

    in / out of the loop, included in or excluded from a group of people who receive the latest information about something: She’s often out of the loop on policy decisions.
    throw / knock for a loop, to astonish or upset: Her quitting the project really threw me for a loop.

Origin of loop

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English loupe “loop of cloth,” of uncertain origin; probably from Gaelic lub “bend, loop”

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loop

loop , loupe

Other definitions for loop (2 of 3)

loop2
[ loop ]
/ lup /

noun Archaic.
a small or narrow opening, as in a wall; loophole.

Origin of loop

2
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English loupe, loup “loophole”; compare Middle Dutch lūpen “lie in wait, peep, peer”

Other definitions for loop (3 of 3)

loop3
[ loop ]
/ lup /

noun Metalworking.
a hot bloom of pasty consistency, to be worked under a hammer or in rolls.

Origin of loop

3
First recorded in 1665–75; from French loupe, special use of loupe “wen, knob, gnarl,” ultimately from Germanic; see loupe
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British Dictionary definitions for loop (1 of 2)

loop1
/ (luːp) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for loop

C14: loupe, origin unknown

British Dictionary definitions for loop (2 of 2)

loop2
/ (luːp) /

noun
an archaic word for loophole

Word Origin for loop

C14: perhaps related to Middle Dutch lupen to watch, peer
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Medical definitions for loop

loop
[ lōōp ]

n.
A curve or bend in a cord or other cylindrical body, forming an oval or circular ring.
A type of loop-shaped intrauterine device.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with loop

loop

see in the loop; knock for a loop.

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