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noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, wide-mouthed container used for drinking such things as coffee or tea.
definition 2: the contents of such a container.
a cup of tea
definition 3: in the U.S., a unit of capacity equal to eight fluid ounces, 237 milliliters, or sixteen tablespoons; cupful. (abbr.: c.)
definition 4: a decorative vessel, often of precious metal, that is awarded as a prize to the winner of a contest or game.
definition 5: in golf, the hole on the green into which one tries to putt the ball.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cups, cupping, cupped
definition 1: to shape into the form of a cup.
She cupped her hands.
definition 2: to put into or as into a cup.
She cupped the kitten in her hands to protect it.
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