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English definition of “cup”


noun (DRINKING CONTAINER)    /kʌp/
A1 [C] a small , round container , often with a handle , used for drinking tea , coffee , etc.: a cup and saucer a plastic / paper cup a coffee cup/ teacup Dishes, bowls, cups and glasses [C] US a container that holds slightly under a quarter of a litre of liquid , used for measuring when cooking Informal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volumeCookery terms
(Definition of cup noun (DRINKING CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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