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Definition of sup verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sup

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sʌp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sʌp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sup
BrE BrE//sʌp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sʌp//
 
he / she / it sups
BrE BrE//sʌps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sʌps//
 
past simple supped
BrE BrE//sʌpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sʌpt//
 
past participle supped
BrE BrE//sʌpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sʌpt//
 
-ing form supping
BrE BrE//ˈsʌpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] sup (something) (Northern British English or old-fashioned) to drink something, especially in small amounts Word Origin Old English sūpan (verb), sūpa (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zuipen, German saufen ‘to drink’.

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