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1‘make a loop in the twine’
coil, hoop, ring, circle, noose, oval, spiral, curl, twirl, whorl, twist, hook, zigzag, helix, convolution, incurvation
2‘the flex has a loop in it’
bend, curve, kink, arc
1‘loop a heavy rope around its hind legs’
coil, wind, twist, snake, wreathe, spiral, form a hoop with, form hoops with, make a circle with, make circles with, bend into spirals, bend into whorls
2‘the driveway looped around the house’
wind, curve, bend, twist, turn, snake, meander, coil, spiral, corkscrew
encircle, form a ring round, surround, encompass
3‘he took two cables and looped them together’
fasten, tie, join, connect, knot, bind, secure, tether, lash, leash
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