American English

Definition of cup verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cup
    he / she / it cups
    past simple cupped
    -ing form cupping
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cup