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cupnoun [C]

 us   /kʌp/
a small, round container, usually with a handle, used esp. for hot drinks such as coffee and tea: Would you like a cup of coffee?
A cup is also a unit of measure equal to half a pint and often used in cooking: a cup of flour

cupverb [T]

 us   /kʌp/ (-pp-)
to press your hands together to form a ball-like shape with an opening at the top between your thumbs, or to hold something gently with a hand or between both hands: He cupped his hands and dipped them in the water to get a drink. She cupped her baby's face in her hands and kissed him.
(Definition of cup from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"cup" in British English

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cupnoun

uk   /kʌp/  us   /kʌp/
  • cup noun (DRINKING CONTAINER)

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
[C] US a container that holds slightly under a quarter of a litre of liquid, used for measuring when cooking

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  • cup noun (SPORT)

B1 [C] a specially designed cup, usually with two handles and often made of silver, given as a prize in a sports competition or in a game or match in which the winner receives such a cup: Sheila won this cup in the school squash championship. The Davis Cup is an important championship.

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  • cup noun (CONTAINER)

[C] a bowl-shaped container: an egg cup
[C] one of the two parts that support the breasts in a woman's bra (= piece of underwear): "What size bra do you wear?" "I wear a C cup."
[C] US (UK box) a curved piece of hard plastic that is worn by men while playing sports to protect their outer sex organs

cupverb [T]

uk   /kʌp/  us   /kʌp/ (-pp-)

CUPnoun [U]

uk   /ˌsiː ˌjuː ˈpiː/  us   /ˌsiː ˌjuː ˈpiː/ specialized
(Definition of cup from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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