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American English: /lup/
British English: /luːp/

Translation of loop in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (shape) in the loop to be in/out of the loop [colloquial]
    estar dentro/fuera del círculo de información
    to keep somebody in the loop [colloquial]
    mantener informado a alguien
    to knock somebody for a loop (US) [colloquial] (disconcert)
    dejar a alguien helado or de piedra [colloquial]
    (knock unconscious) [dated]
    dejar a alguien fuera de combate
    Example sentences
    • The shape of the loop seems simple but in fact it is not.
    • Sitting in the middle of his mantelpiece was an object of gold, about eight inches tall and six wide, shaped like a cross with a loop at the top.
    • They move at the same speed running in big loops round and round with little or no hope of either getting open and or scoring.
    1.2 (in string, cable) (before noun) loop antenna or (British) aerial
    Example sentences
    • It was a process a bit like tying a granny knot: twisting one edge of the sausage rope into a loop, then threading the other end through, looping it, and twisting again.
    • Looser fitting dresses fell from square dungaree-style tops, held up with shoulder straps which roped through little loops along the neckline.
    • They knew what I was about to suggest: tie the short rope permanently to our dead tree, put a loop in the end, and hang the long ropes through the loop.
    1.3 (in sewing) 1.4 (Aviation)to loop the loop
    Example sentences
    • They got to the 9m stop and started doing loop-the-loops and vertical figure-eights between the bars.
    • The technique was pretty much the same as in a Phoenix, although he had to remember that he couldn't do manoeuvres like a loop-the-loop.
    • A pilot fell out of his glider during a loop-the-loop because he'd forgotten to fasten his seatbelt.
    1.5 (Railways) loop line
    Example sentences
    • A Network Rail spokeswoman said one wagon in the middle section of the train derailed on a freight loop line, knocking the front of the train onto the main line and damaging a set of points.
    • Plans to build a loop line so more than one train could use the branch, longer platforms and a bridge at Freeport have been shunted aside indefinitely by the Government's Strategic Rail Authority in a financial freeze.
    • But the London to Birmingham railway bypassed it in 1838, and a loop line to Birmingham was only established in 1872.
  • 2 2.1 (circuit)
    Example sentences
    • When you pick up a handset it generates a loop current in the circuit.
    • The circuit includes a feedback loop that adjusts the output signal so that the lower voltages are chopped at a reference voltage input into the driver.
    • When any charged particle is rotating, it behaves like a current loop with a magnetic moment.
    2.2 (Computing)
    Example sentences
    • Since programs often execute the same loops and subroutines over and over, the translation cache is very effective.
    • With the exception of the HD demo loops, all programming is identical.
    • As we saw last month, intelligent use of custom actions means creating our own mini-language, with its own loops, conditionals and variables.
    2.3 (Audio, Cinema)
    Example sentences
    • There have been between five and eight people reviewing two ten second loops of tape almost continuously for two days.
    • The protagonist's state of mind is manifested through extreme film loops and continually recurring sound motifs.
    • They were playing HDTV loops of saturated colored landscapes and the entire room would change color every few seconds, from all the backlights.
    2.4 (contraceptive) (British)

transitive verb

  • loop the wool
    haz una lazada con la lana
    I looped the dog's lead over the post
    enganché la correa del perro en el poste
    to loop one's 'l's
    hacer las eles con curva
    hacer las eles con rulito [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Without waiting for a response, she grabbed hold of one of Isabella's arm, looped it through her own, and then pulled her into the drawing room.
    • He smiled and grabbed my hand and looped it through his arm.
    • It was a process a bit like tying a granny knot: twisting one edge of the sausage rope into a loop, then threading the other end through, looping it, and twisting again.

intransitive verb

  • 1
    rizar el rizo
    Example sentences
    • As they looped around the tennis course Jake and Ryan threw in a planned surge abandoning Jonah.
    • With nothing to follow, I loop out and back, hoping to sight a cable emerging further out from the wreck.
    • Through the stones, walkers will be able to trace the course of a farmer's year simply by following the route, which loops from Stenkrith to Hartley and back.
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