- 1cup your hand(s) (around/over something) to make your hands into the shape of a bowl She held the bird gently in cupped hands.
- 2cup something (in your hands) to hold something, making your hands into a round shape He cupped her face in his hands and kissed her.
NAmE//kʌp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cup
he / she / it cups
past simple cupped
-ing form cupping