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Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
  2. (n) the quantity a cup will hold
  3. (n) any cup-shaped concavity
  4. (n) a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
  5. (n) cup-shaped plant organ
  6. (n) a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
  7. (n) the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green
  8. (n) a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition
  9. (v) form into the shape of a cup
  10. (v) put into a cup
  11. (v) treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

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Usage(s):

  1. I rose halfway, leaned to the right, and cupped the object.
  2. That mischievous map of a huge central red sea cupped by blue parentheses on the coasts makes us look like a very different country than we really are.
  3. Hepburn soon went prone on the floor of the box to get a closer view of the play her chin in her cupped hands, her eyes rapt as a schoolgirl's on Christmas morning.

News

  • Pantless man bolted after fondling woman in NW Side alley: prosecutors

    A Northwest Side man snuck up on a woman and fondled her breasts as she walked to work early Monday morning before fleeing without his pants on, authorities said. Brandon Lott approached the 49-year-old woman from behind in an alley in the 4400 block of West Irving Park Road and cupped her breasts, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said. Lott, who turned 20 on Sunday ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Quotes

  1. "One guy cannot guard Downey. You have got to guard him with a team," Pearl said. "The way you hedge him off of ball screens is different than other guys you face. We cupped him. You try to build a wall. When he gets in the paint and he's...
    on Feb 6, 2010 By: Bruce Pearl Source: TheBigSpur.com (registration)

  2. "I just cupped it," Bonds said. "I turned my head, looked up, and I lost it for a split second. I got it back, and I knew I couldn't put my head back down and get back to the spot I wanted to."
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Barry Bonds Source: The Argus

  3. "But Bernie was heavy-handed. He had real strong hands, and they were cupped all like this," Harvey said, demonstrating Mac's hands while the audience howled in laughter:
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Steve Harvey Source: whudat.com

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