from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Formed into or having a loop or loops.
  • adj. Slang Intoxicated; drunk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of loop.
  • adj. having loops
  • adj. formed into a loop
  • adj. whorled
  • adj. drunk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bent, folded, or tied, so as to make a loop.
  • adj. Full of holes.


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  • He was still sitting in exactly the same position when she came back carrying a red leather suitcase with an airline label looped to the handle.


  • Why, you even make silver chains for emblems of peace, like this, and he tangled his slim fingers in the links that looped from the lower angle of the steel edge to the handle.

    The Shagganappi

  • The sentinel on the distant ridge was riding his pony in short-looped circles and waving a blanket in a peculiar way above his head.

    Blazed Trail Stories and Stories of the Wild Life

  • It turns out that all the recordings are from Chile in the three years running up to the CIA-back coup and murder of Allende (which Leandro pronounces almost as ‘Agenda’), some of them stripped and looped from the soundtrack to Patrico Guzman‘s Battle of Chile.

    May « 2009 « Squares of Wheat

  • She was a black haired girl of nineteen or twenty, dressed in a motley of flowered calico and silk, with strings of gold and silver coins looped around her olive neck.

    The Oakdale Affair

  • The tune is looped, that is, repeated over and over, creating an obsessive and transfixing effect.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He wore great gauntlets on his hands; he was in his habit of green; he had his steel-buckled leather belt upon him beneath his cloak and a pair of daggers in it, with his long-sword looped up; he had his felt hat on his head, buckled again, and decked with half a pheasant's tail; he had his long boots of undressed leather, that rose above his knees; and on his left wrist sat his grim falcon Agnes, hooded and belled, not because he rode after game, but from mere custom, and to give her the air.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • Perhaps you could issue a memo as to how long people should care about things, so that they could avoid being "looped".

    Obama gives a perfect answer — to Larry King — on the New Yorker cartoon.

  • Partly it's the fault of Circle Chain's music – the kind of looped pulsating ambient noise that gets played on home-therapy tapes for people with low self-esteem ahem, we heard and part of it is because Circle Chain is just so bloody addictive.

    SLACKERJACK – Cap’n’Pop

  • O'BRIEN: Is that essentially how it kind of looped around ...

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2006


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