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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the circular shape made when a piece of string, ribbon, wire, rope, or the like is curved back toward itself.
similar words:
arc, bend, bow, circle, coil, curl, ring, spiral, whorl
definition 2: something that has this shape, such as a ring of metal or wood, a circling line drawn on paper, or a path or road that curves around on itself.
similar words:
bow, circle, circuit, coil, curl, noose, ring, roll, whorl
definition 3: a maneuver in which an airplane is flown in a circle on a vertical plane.
definition 4: a set of instructions that a computer program executes repeatedly until a certain condition is met.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: loops, looping, looped
definition 1: to make or shape into a loop or loops.
coil, twist
similar words:
curl, ring, roll, spiral, wreathe
definition 2: to make a loop or loops in or around.
similar words:
curl, encircle, hoop, kink, ring, twist, wind, wrap
definition 3: to attach or fasten with a loop or loops (often fol. by up).
She looped up the curtains with gold braid.
similar words:
fasten, hitch, hoop, noose, secure, tie
definition 4: to fly (an airplane) in a loop or sequence of loops.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to form a loop or loops.
coil, curl
similar words:
kink, ring, roll, spiral, twist
definition 2: to move by forming a series of loops, as inchworms do.
similar words:
curl, ring, spiral
definition 3: to fly an airplane in a loop or sequence of loops.
similar words:
circle, ring
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