hoop hoop  /ˈhup/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  2. (n) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
  3. (n) a small arch used as croquet equipment
  4. (n) horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
  5. (v) bind or fasten with a hoop

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Usage(s):

  1. A few years ago, adults began picking up hula hoops for fitness.
  2. PTI's Sean Gregory shoots hoops with the Cleveland Cavalier superstar, who promises the US Olympic basketball team will take the gold in Beijing.
  3. Obama spokesman Gibbs says the injury from shooting hoops is nothing serious.

News

  1. NBA Stars hoop in the Valley!

    Seattle NBA Stars hooping with kids in Yakima
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KIMA Yakima

  2. Shaka Smart content building VCU hoop profile

    Shaka Smart content building VCU hoop profile Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:17 pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Two years after leading VCU to the Final Four and becoming one of the stars of college basketball, Smart has gone through his third consecutive offseason where he ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. FIBA Endorses Hoop It Up 3x3 to Host Qualifying US Tournaments

    CHICAGO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Hoop It Up 3x3 has been endorsed by FIBA to host three qualifying tournaments in the United States for the FIBA 3x3 World Masters Qualifier in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  • "He didn't have a lot of opportunities in the first half, and in the second half it looked like he broke away, went by Garnett, got to the front of the hoop, and he blocked it from behind," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "He had another one...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: The Associated Press

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