- the metal receptacle within the hole.
- the hole itself.
verb (used with object), cupped, cup·ping.
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Idioms for cup
Origin of cup
OTHER WORDS FROM cupcuplike, adjectiveun·der·cup, noun
Example sentences from the Web for cup
One and all, they come shaking their tin cups at election time then run like the wind when a critical vote comes up.
As Victoria was buying pots and tea cups Monday, she told the middle-age shop assistants she was purchasing them for the ATO.
Mormons sip from cups of water, Catholics from chalices of wine.The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?|Michael Schulson|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a pan, cook potatoes and add chocolate powder, chocolate chip pieces, and chocolate peanut butter cups.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Behind glass doors it displayed an assortment of glasses, stacked tea cups; a small row of books; a bouquet of fake flowers.
Those varieties of the plant with heart-shaped leaves have paniculated flowers with unequal cups.
These gorgeous tea-cups were never used but on high-days and holidays, or on the advent of any particular visitors.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
This tribute to their feelings so tickled the women that they set down their tea-cups and laughed prodigiously.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
Mr. Giles, who had been feverishly putting the tea-cups to rights, blushed very red, and said that he had had that honour.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Oh, I forgot to tell you, cried Dinah, standing still with two cups in her hands.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
British Dictionary definitions for cup
- a sporting contest in which a cup is awarded to the winner
- (as modifier)a cup competition
verb cups, cupping or cupped (tr)
Derived forms of cupcuplike, adjective
Word Origin for cup
Medical definitions for cup
Idioms and Phrases with cup
In addition to the idiom beginning with cup
- cup of tea, one's
- in one's cups