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noun as in ring

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noun as in basketball goal

Strongest matches

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After I had filled him in on my family, we would start talking hoops.

Without someone creating and finishing near the hoop, the Raptors don’t make sense on offense — no matter how many triples they launch at the rim.

Everybody who plays basketball — from the pros to kids on the playground — loves putting the ball in the hoop.

Sink hoops of wire or pipes into your growing bed every three to four feet, and cover them with the long, narrow blankets of row cover, a spun synthetic fiber that allows light and rainwater to reach the growing bed.

Little brother Landen is a freshman in high school with his own hoop dreams.

Hoop skirts of the Civil War era relaxed into flowing, streamlined gowns.

Directed by fellow Chicagoan Steve James ( Hoop Dreams), Life Itself is a worthy tribute to the most popular film critic ever.

She sits polished in a hip yet age-appropriate (age-defying, really, for 76 ) leather jacket, and hoop earrings.

Then the second hoop is the profession, then industry, then finally society at large.

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel first championed my film, Hoop Dreams, which was essential to its success.

This hoop must have been left by us last year at Careening Bay.

The afternoon was drawing on; they all hurried out into the playground, having got hold of every hoop to be found.

Procure a piece of flat iron similar to an iron hoop, bend it, as shown in the sketch, to make a piece 3 in.

Procure a good barrel with a bottom and cut off each alternate stave at both ends close up to the first hoop.

Mappo was so surprised, as he felt himself fairly flying through the paper hoop, that he did not know exactly what was happening.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hoop, such as: band, circle, circlet, and loop.

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