loop

1
[ loop ]
/ lup /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Idioms

    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
1350–1400; Middle English loupe loop of cloth, perhaps < Scots Gaelic lub loop, bend

Can be confused

loop loupe
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British Dictionary definitions for throw for a loop (1 of 2)

loop

1
/ (luːp) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for loop

C14: loupe, origin unknown

British Dictionary definitions for throw for a loop (2 of 2)

loop

2
/ (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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Medicine definitions for throw for a 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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Idioms and Phrases with throw for a loop (1 of 2)

throw for a loop


see knock for a loop.

Idioms and Phrases with throw for a loop (2 of 2)

loop


see in the loop; knock for a loop.

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