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cup

[ kuhp ]
/ kʌp /
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noun

verb (used with object), cupped, cup·ping.

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Idioms for cup

    in one's cups, intoxicated; drunk.

Origin of cup

before 1000; Middle English, Old English cuppe<Latin cuppa, variant of cūpa tub, cask

OTHER WORDS FROM cup

cuplike, adjectiveun·der·cup, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cup

cup
/ (kʌp) /

noun

verb cups, cupping or cupped (tr)

Derived forms of cup

cuplike, adjective

Word Origin for cup

Old English cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa cup, alteration of Latin cūpa cask
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for cup

cup
[ kŭp ]

n.

A cup-shaped structure or organ.
cupping glass
A unit of capacity or volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces.

v.

To subject a person or body part to the therapeutic procedure of cupping.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with cup

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