Hoop Hoop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hooping}.] 1. To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon. [1913 Webster]

2. To clasp; to encircle; to surround. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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