In the loop

What is In the loop?

In the loop definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a portion of a cord, ribbon, etc., folded or doubled upon itself so as to leave an opening between the parts.
anything shaped more or less like a loop, as a line drawn on paper, a part of a letter, a part of a path, or a line of motion.

a curved piece or a ring of metal, wood, or the like, used for the insertion of something, as a handle, etc.
intrauterine device.
Aeronautics. a maneuver executed by an airplane in such a manner that the airplane describes a closed curve in a vertical plane.
a circular area at the end of a trolley line, railroad line, etc., where cars turn around.
an arm of a cloverleaf where traffic may turn off or onto a main road or highway.
Physics. the part of a vibrating string, column of air or other medium, etc., between two adjacent nodes.
Electricity. a closed electric or magnetic circuit.
Computers. the reiteration of a set of instructions in a routine or program.
a wire, usually of platinum, one end of which is curved to form a loop, used for transferring microorganisms from one medium to another.
a sand bar that encloses or nearly encloses a body of water.
Figure Skating. a school figure in which a skater traces a large half circle, a small oval within its arc, and another large half circle to complete the figure while remaining on the same skating edge.
the Loop, the main business district of Chicago.

verb (used with object)
to form into a loop.
to make a loop in.

to enfold or encircle in or with something arranged in a loop.
to fasten by forming into a loop, or by means of something formed into a loop (often followed by up): to loop up the new draperies.
to cause (a missile or projectile) to trace a looping or looplike trajectory through the air: to loop a grenade into the building.
to fly (an airplane) in a loop or series of loops.
to construct a closed electric or magnetic circuit.
Movies. to complete by means of looping: We still have to loop the final scenes.

verb (used without object)
to make or form a loop: The river loops around the two counties.
to move by forming loops, as a measuringworm.

to trace a looping or looplike path through the air: The fly ball looped high in the air.
to perform a loop or series of loops in an airplane.
Movies. to record dialogue, sound effects, etc., onto an existing film track or soundtrack.