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  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
  12. (n) a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface


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  1. Fortunately Seacrests co-host Isaac Mizrahi took some chances, like cupping Scarlett Johanssons breast, ostensibly to check out her dresss built-in support.
  2. From the tin cupping of Live Aidbig cups, sure, $200 million cupsto now, when $25 billion is on the table, and we're not begging for it.
  3. On the surface, the mood was solemn, with whole families reverently cupping their hands around votive candles in the summer breeze.


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  1. "Shocked my system with a vegan diet, special Pu-erh tea from China, and cupping since friday! Who am I right now? This might be too clean! (sic)," she wrote on her Twitter page. "Has anyone ever tried cupping? When u know you are doing...
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  2. "I'm FedEx Cupping it," Casey said after a tie for 15th at Oakland Hills. "I still have an opportunity to qualify, but that opportunity is now off the world points list rather than the euros. And I'm a long way off of that list. I basically...
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Paul Casey Source: Washington Post

  3. "To challenge the players of today we needed to add some length," said Nicklaus at a press conference in summer 2006. "We needed to add a little bit more spice to it. We actually softened some of the greens to give more cupping area, but at...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Jack Nicklaus Source: Cybergolf National

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