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  1. [noun] a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

  2. [noun] the quantity a cup will hold; "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar"
    Synonyms: ful

  3. [noun] a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing"

  4. [noun] a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition; "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"
    Synonyms: loving

  5. [noun] any cup-shaped concavity; "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"; "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"; "the cup of her bra"

  6. [noun] the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green; "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"; "put the flag back in the cup"

  7. [noun] a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

  8. [noun] cup-shaped plant organ

  9. [verb] form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"

  10. [verb] put into a cup; "cup the milk"

  11. [verb] treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
    Synonyms: transfuse


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