Meaning of “cup tie” in the English Dictionary

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"cup tie" in British English

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cup tienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌp ˌtaɪ/ us /ˈkʌp ˌtaɪ/ UK

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

(Definition of “cup tie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)