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hoop

noun [C] uk   /huːp/ us  
a ring of wood, metal, or plastic: The dogs had been trained to jump through hoops.Spherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes (also hoop earring) a ring-shaped earring (= a piece of jewellery which hangs from the ear): She was wearing large gold hoops in her ears.Jewellery
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