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loop the loop

1. noun A flight maneuver in which an aircraft flies in a complete vertical circle. (Usually hyphenated.) I loved going to airshows as a kid, and I always dreamed of doing loop-the-loops in an airplane when I grew up.
2. verb To fly an aircraft in a complete vertical circle. I thought I was going to throw up when the pilot looped the loop with our little biplane.
See also: loop

ˌloop the ˈloop

fly or make a plane fly in a circle going up and down: The plane looped the loop then disappeared into the distance.
See also: loop
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When we were on the show, dad put a quarter in my ear and did a loop the loop and knocked the quarter out of my ear without me feeling a thing,'' Curtis said.
Adeline, who became the oldest person to fly loop the loop in a glider eight years ago, said: "Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves which is lovely.
Sid Utting, of Carnoustie, Angus, was attempting to loop the loop for a second time when his engine conked out at 3000 feet at the weekend.
Choose from the following: a) Music Maker b) Party Girl c) Loop the Loop d) Sultan's Palace.
Bobby Hale, aged 32, will loop the loop three times in a glider on Saturday, July 7, to help the Tiny Tim Centre in Whitefriars Lane.
I still think he should have been a squad regular once Hoddle finally went loop the loop with his views on the disabled and got thrown out.
Fund-raising activities include quiz nights, car boot sales, auctions, loop the loop jumps to charity car washes, which has seen staff and customers alike up to their arms in soap and suds The restaurants involved include Badgers Set, Stourbridge; The Barn, Hockley Heath; Fellows, Dudley; George in the Tree, Berkswell; La Reserve, Sutton Coldfield; Moseley Park, Wolverhampton; Penn Cottage, Wombourne; The Plough, Solihull; Queen & Castle, Kenilworth; Three Pears, Worcester.