Meaning of LOOP in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ lu:p ]

( loops, looping, looped)


A loop is a curved or circular shape in something long, for example in a piece of string.

Mrs. Morrell reached for a loop of garden hose.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


If you loop something such as a piece of rope around an object, you tie a length of it in a loop around the object, for example in order to fasten it to the object.

He looped the rope over the wood...

He wore the watch and chain looped round his neck like a medallion.

VERB : V n prep , V-ed


If something loops somewhere, it goes there in a circular direction that makes the shape of a loop.

The helicopter took off and headed north. Then it looped west, heading for the hills.

VERB : V prep / adv


If someone is in the loop , they are part of a group of people who make decisions about important things, or they know about these decisions. If they are out of the loop , they do not make or know about important decisions. ( mainly AM INFORMAL )

I think that the vice president was in the loop...

These activists don’t want to feel out of the loop.

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR

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