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hoop/ˈhuːp/noun
pluralhoops
hoop
/ˈhuːp/
noun
pluralhoops
Learner's definition of HOOP  
[count]
: a circular object: a large ring
   b : a large metal ring used for holding together the sides of a barrel
   c : a large ring used by performers or for play
— see also hula-hoop
basketball 
: a metal ring that the ball must go through in order to score points
   b informal : a successful shot
   c US, informal — usually plural
: an arch through which the ball must be hit in the game of croquet
: wicket

jump through hoops

— see 1jump
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