loop

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
loop

Plural
loops

A loop in a rope
  1. A loop in a rope or thread is formed when the line is laid on top of itself so that an opening is formed.
    To tie the knot, first create a loop.
  2. (computing) A loop is a part of a computer program that repeats.
    My program became stuck in an infinite loop.

Verb[change]

Plain form
loop

Third-person singular
loops

Past tense
looped

Past participle
looped

Present participle
looping

  1. (transitive) To loop something is to make it into the shape of a loop.
    Loop the rope over your hands.
  2. (transitive) To move in a loop is to move in the path of a loop.
    The plane looped above us.