hoop /ˈhuːp/ noun
plural hoops
plural hoops
Learner's definition of HOOP
: a circular object : a large ring
: a large metal ring used for holding together the sides of a barrel
: a large ring used by performers or for play see also hula-hoop
: a metal ring that the ball must go through in order to score points
informal : a successful shot
US, informal : basketball 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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