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loop

noun [C] uk   /luːp/ us  
the curved shape made when something long and thin, such as a piece of string, bends until one part of it nearly touches or crosses another part of it: belt loops a loop of string the loop of the riverin/on a loop If something runs in a loop, or is on a loop, it runs continuously, so that the same things are repeated again and again. : The tape ran in a continuous loop, repeating the same songs over and over. a type of IUD

loop

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /luːp/ us  
to make a loop or curve: Loop the rope over the bar. Turn left where the road loops round the farm buildings.
Translations of “loop”
in Korean 고리…
in Arabic حَلَقة…
in French boucle, méandre…
in Turkish ilmik, ilmek, halka…
in Italian anello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓圈,環形, 宮內避孕器…
in Russian петля…
in Polish pętla…
in Spanish lazo, meandro, recodo…
in Portuguese laço…
in German die Schlinge, die Schleife…
in Catalan llaç, baga…
in Japanese (ひもや針金で作った)輪…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆圈,环形, 宫内避孕器…
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