Meaning of CUP in English

CUP

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a coffee cup/mug

Kate put down her coffee cup.

a cup game (= played as part of a cup competition )

He hopes to play in the cup game on Wednesday.

a cup/mug of coffee

Jake had a quick breakfast and a mug of coffee.

a cup/mug of soup

He got a cup of soup from the machine.

a cup/mug of tea

Would you like a cup of tea?

cup and saucer

a china cup and saucer

cup final

cup football (= in a competition to win a cup )

It was an exciting match in the best traditions of cup football.

cup tie

Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Spurs

measuring jug/cup/tape (= one used for measuring )

sb's cupped hand (= in the shape of a cup )

Hamil shook the dice in his cupped hand.

the World Cup/Championships etc (= a competition involving people from many countries )

He won the world title in 2001.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

empty

John took the empty cups down below and placed them quietly in the small sink.

Two empty coffee cups sat on the table between them.

Desks were littered with yards of wire stories, celebrity bulletins, picture handouts, telephone messages, and empty coffee cups .

She spooned more sugar into her empty coffee cup and motioned to the waitress for a refill.

He placed a few coins by his empty coffee cup and waved at the waiter.

The affirmations and visualizations are like the beer filling the empty paper cup .

Under the chair, between his legs, were his helmet and an empty cup and saucer.

Jesse Johnson tipped back his empty coffee cup and flicked his tongue at the last drop.

little

What will happen if you try to pour the contents of the big jug into the little cup ?

She studied me for a bit, passing me a sad little cup of water, as well.

The little cups occupied by the polyps in life have been exposed by the weathering.

By 4 p. m., I was ready for that intense little cup of coffee and a piece of cake or pastry.

One produced a half gallon flagon of Johnnie Walker Red Label and six little cups .

Every one of them had one of those horrid little paper cups that hold wet coleslaw.

Some one once gave me ever such a lovely little china cup when you was born, with pictures on it.

It was our little cup final.

nice

She'd have liked a nice cup of milky tea.

The memories crowded in around me as I sat with a nice cup of steaming hot water, writing in longhand.

You could drink a nice cup of tea, couldn't you?

Or, at least to serve you a yogurt fruit shake and a nice cup of cinnamon-spice tea.

It's excellent - a nice hot cup of tea.

I always hang up promptly and go out for a nice cup of coffee to cheer myself up.

plastic

It was in a plastic ice-cream cup .

People emerge from the casinos with beers in one hand and plastic cups full of change in the other.

He brought out the bottle and the plastic cups .

Douglas kept plastic cups to drink from.

Give each group a plastic cup with a small amount of the cabbage water in it.

With each lunge his jaw shot past a plastic cup of coffee which was on the desk.

I sipped my plastic cup of reconstituted orange juice and took a bite of my over-buttered pumpernickel bagel, smearing my hands.

■ NOUN

china

Serve chilled, in narrow goblets or white china cups , with a little cream floated on top.

A man was sitting at a small table in the corner, drinking coffee from a delicate china cup .

Leary poured coffee into wide china cups and they sat around the rough wooden kitchen table and drank.

Like a cracked china cup , the continental crust is still fragile where it has been damaged in the past.

Some one once gave me ever such a lovely little china cup when you was born, with pictures on it.

Well-manicured hands took her jacket respectfully, offered her a seat, brought her coffee in a china cup with a saucer.

The next month, china cups clinked again at the White House for Puerto Rican contributors and businessmen.

coffee

Desks were littered with yards of wire stories, celebrity bulletins, picture handouts, telephone messages, and empty coffee cups .

Two empty coffee cups sat on the table between them.

He placed a few coins by his empty coffee cup and waved at the waiter.

He lined up coffee cups , tea glasses, and dessert plates.

Had she been wise she would have bought the matching coffee cups .

She spooned more sugar into her empty coffee cup and motioned to the waitress for a refill.

It was a cold morning, and a thin jet of steam rose from the pinhole vent on the coffee cup lid.

Jesse Johnson tipped back his empty coffee cup and flicked his tongue at the last drop.

final

Getting to a cup final is like a wedding, it s a fantastic day out.

Reaching the cup final is the best thing ever to happen to me.

And will tolerate such mistakes as the O'Driscoll try and the cup final throw-in.

The first half of their attempt was completed when they defeated Hinckley 21-3 in the county cup final .

Exhibitions, cup finals , race meetings, and great royal occasions drew the excursionists to their local station.

Both clubs are used to Twickenham cup finals and a fine encounter is in prospect.

It s funny cos I decided to watch the fa youth cup final from last year on friday ... coincidence or what.

Reason - I think Harvey only replaced Sprake just before 1972 cup final .

paper

There's a bit of a lap dissolve and the full moon becomes a paper cup viewed from above.

In a few moments the waitress returned with the paper cup and knife Miller had requested.

Hocking calculates that paper cups contain six times as much raw material by weight.

On Madison Avenue, a burly street beggar holds out a paper cup .

According to Hocking, paper cups can not be recycled because they contain chemical additives.

One cradled a paper cup of coffee in both hands, stamping his feet as if it was cold.

Nor do paper cups break down quickly if buried.

The affirmations and visualizations are like the beer filling the empty paper cup .

sugar

Boil it with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until transparent.

Add 1 cup sugar for every pound of fruit, and stir gently.

Add 4 cups water and 1 cup sugar and heat to a boil.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cup sugar and the poppy seeds in a large bowl.

Beat together cream cheese, 1 / 3 cup sugar , 1 egg, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon until blended.

If additional sweetness is desired, substitute a syrup made from 3 cups sugar and 1 quart water for the liquid.

Whisk together 1 cup sugar , cocoa and 1 / 2 cup buttermilk.

Gradually add remaining 1 cup sugar , beating at high speed until lightened in color and texture, 3 to 5 minutes.

tea

There was a bench at one side of it with empty tea cups on it and some comic papers.

So I sat, poured huge mountains of sugar into my tea cup , and drank away.

It looks equally good on a flowery china tea cup or embroidered on a pretty, decorative pillow.

Company also sells tea cups and pots as well as baked goods and brewed coffee.

tie

United lit the fuse for a quality cup tie by giving everything they had against the big boys from the premier league.

They lead the first division by one point from Gloucester, so it's going to be some cup tie .

Oxford's cup hopes are on ice, the cup tie with Sunderland at Manor was called off this afternoon.

And penalties to decide cup ties have also been abolished.

water

Boil it with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until transparent.

Add wine, chicken broth and 2 cups water .

Add 4 cups water and 1 cup sugar and heat to a boil.

Add oxtails, 3 cups water , soy sauce, wine and catsup and bring to boil.

Mix the potato starch with the remaining half cup water until smooth.

Blend in the rest of the can of soup and 1 cup water .

Whisk cup water with lemon juice, flour and salt to taste until smooth.

Blend flour in remaining cup water until smooth, and gradually stir into the meat mixture.

world

The answer is that Billy got his hands on the rugby world cup .

We love the football world cup .

We adore the rugby world cup .

The cricket world cup is an absolute must.

This summer he's off to compete in the world cup .

He's been to the last 2 olympics, skied in world cups , faced the steepest and fastest of runs.

Russell was later told he hadn't been selected for the world cup .

So we have every reason to feel optimistic about the world championships and the rest of the world cup season.

■ VERB

bring

The slaves were bringing cups of chilled wine to the long table.

In a large pot, bring 4 cups water to boil.

They will, for instance, bring an early morning cup of tea to your bedroom.

Conferees are now advised to bring their own cup or buy one when they get here.

Can I bring you up a cup of tea or something?

Trying to be a helpful husband one morning, Gere brought her a cup of tea.

We must bring that cup back to Oxfordshire.

She brings a cup of tea from the machine.

drain

He shot me a look brimful of amusement, then drained his cup and sat back in the chair.

The pasta and beans should be al dente. Drain and reserve cup of the cooking liquid.

Ranulf drained his cup in two noisy gulps.

No, no, they are not willing to drain that cup of hemlock.

He drained his cup and stared for a moment into its murky bottom for inspiration.

He drained the cup and unsteadily poured another.

drink

Out of interest I drank a cup of coffee and watched the pulse zoom up.

Peter routinely drank four or five cups of coffee before a round and he flew around the course.

Ever found time flying when you're taking a bath or drinking a cup of tea?

We stretch out our tired legs and drink cups of tea we have brought up from the pantry.

She was just drinking a second cup of coffee when Julius walked through the doorway.

Len wasn't there, and the man who was would never drink a cup of tea again.

I was drinking from a Betty cup .

fill

She had filled a cup for herself, but made no attempt to drink.

Meanwhile, fill the cup with water and put the ice cube in it. 2.

The affirmations and visualizations are like the beer filling the empty paper cup .

In her apartment she made a pot of herbal tea and filled two cups .

Have each group fill one cup with water and fill the other half way with vinegar.

She gave Wade an encouraging smile, filled their cups , and turned back to the kitchen.

We entered a lobby and his office, which was filled with more huge cups .

Ultimately you have to be prepared to fill your cup .

hand

Although his eyes were red, the young man seemed calm - until Huy handed him a cup of beer.

He took a gulp and handed his cup to her.

As she handed him his cup the telephone rang.

She handed them their cups of tea.

It couldn't have, judging by her expression as she stood there handing him a cup of tea.

Zahara handed Jane a cup of water.

Alexei drank a little of the sweet wine, then handed his cup to Jotan.

Silently she handed him her cup and watched him sip it appreciatively, his eyes on hers the entire time.

hold

When the tea break comes everybody rushes to the model, holding their cups over the plan.

Cranston staggered behind him, holding a wine cup in one hand and the jug in the other.

A set of three, with matching rubber holding cups , is $ 55.

He held the cup out to her.

Standing up, he held a piping-hot cup of coffee in his hands.

In one hand, he held the cup , in the other, an open quarter bottle of Teacher's Highland Cream.

On Madison Avenue, a burly street beggar holds out a paper cup .

like

I'd like another cup of tea.

Would you like a cup of tea?

She'd have liked a nice cup of milky tea.

We do what people like - a good cup of tea.

Claire says she would like that cup of tea now.

Male speaker I like a cup with a drop of whisky on top.

make

Dared she make herself a cup of tea in Matey's absence?

The heat from the water in the ceramic cup traveled through the material of the cup, making the cup hotter.

I got up as usual at seven o'clock to make Dad his cup of tea and his bread and cheese for dinner.

I made myself another cup of coffee and finished a drawing I had been working on.

We argue, but still make each other cups of tea.

You should make a cup of tea in one break, take a short walk around the block in another.

Now, if you make a cup very deep and turn the sides over, you eventually make a lensless pinhole camera.

Electrical input Make yourself a quick cup of tea or coffee with a compact travel kettle.

measure

Strain sauce and reserve. Measure 1 cup for adding to mushrooms; set aside.

You will also need a measuring cup , a teaspoon, and a tablespoon.

Strain fat from skillet and strain through paper towel into heatproof measuring cup .

Carefully leaving behind any dirt that has settled, pour water through fine-mesh strainer into 4-cup liquid measuring cup .

Crumble enough of the reserved cornbread to measure 4 cups and add to onion mixture.

Combine remaining 1 / 2 cup buttermilk and vanilla in another bowl or measuring cup.

offer

I was offered a cup of tea and stayed ten minutes longer than I thought I'd be.

The one who talked offered the cup of coffee.

They talked a little more and he offered her a cup of tea but she was tugged back on to the warm pavements.

Sometimes they offer a cup of tea, or a cold drink or something to eat.

I thought you were going to offer me a cup of tea.

The reader is offered a steaming cup of coffee at the end of Chapter 4 in the Excel book.

He was so damned humble that O'Hara was obliged to offer him a cup of coffee.

The slightest word of greeting roused them to stand, bow graciously and offer a cup of coffee.

place

Water spills Place a plastic cup full of water inside an empty bowl.

On top of his head was a little platform, and on it, Chucha placed a small cup of water.

He placed his cup and its flooded saucer separately on the coffee table and sat back in his chair.

When heated, place about 1 cup of batter in skillet.

She poured out and, placing one cup in front of him, took hers into the sitting-room.

She placed her empty cup on the table and rose to her feet.

They will not be able to because, when you restart, you do not place one cup face upwards.

Instead this time you place two cups face upwards and one face downwards.

pour

He poured another cup of coffee, finished the last croissant.

Then pour in the cup wine and roast for 1 hour longer.

Helen poured herself another cup of tea in silence.

The waitress would pour you a cup of coffee.

She was pouring a cup of tea when the solution came to her.

He watched Lux pour himself a half cup of coffee and sit down in front of the radios.

Excuse me while I pour a cup , just to get over the revelation.

The tin pot of coffee was still warm, and I poured a cup .

put

She put Jake's cup away in her bedside locker.

As I sat down on a stool at the counter, Joey immediately put a cup of coffee in front of me.

The little brown bottle caught my eye again, and putting my cup and saucer down I uncapped and re-examined it.

Draw a picture of what you actually see. Put the bowl or cup on the table.

He chuckled to himself, put down the cup he'd been drinking the water from, wiped his lips.

Wade put the cups in the sink.

At that hour, Sam McCready put down his second cup of coffee and folded up the map.

Ballantyne grunted indifferently Mitchell put his cup to his mouth.

set

Jurnet set the half-empty cup down next to the telephone on a small glass-topped table.

The table was set with matching cups and saucers, bright silverware, old plates and a small pitcher of milk.

He took a sip of tea and set the cup aside.

With an awkward smile he gulped what remained of his moonshine and set the cup on the table.

As she set down her cup , startling the sparrows, she thought she might even pack his belongings.

You accomplish this and set up the cups again.

The grinning waiter set down a cup of coffee by my hand.

win

Gloucester won 17-10; could this be their year to win the cup ?

He won more than 1,000 cups and prizes as an amateur, setting records ranging from 1,000 yards to 12 miles.

For my team to win the league and cup .

As Strach says, it was like winning the cup or something.

Also in Featherstone we have a rugby team which will win the cup this year.

They could well win one of the cups .

My son was nearly 17, and an all-round sportsman, having won several golfing cups and trophies.

You've won so many cups , shields and tankards, you've cornered the silver market.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a scant cup/teaspoon etc

drain a glass/cup etc

level teaspoon/cup etc (of sth)

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cup and saucer

The fish came with a little cup of tartar sauce.

The Queen presented the cup to the captain of the winning team.

The winner stood on the platform, holding the cup above her head.

Thoroughly mix the butter with 1 cup powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

When did Argentina win the World Cup ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Have some one put the cup or can about 8 to 12 inches in front of you on the floor.

He lined up coffee cups, tea glasses, and dessert plates.

Poor Vanessa was stabbing a cigarette, a cup of tea, another cigarette, hopping from one foot to the other.

She nodded and put the cup down.

She put Jake's cup away in her bedside locker.

Strain fat from skillet and strain through paper towel into heatproof measuring cup .

The little brown bottle caught my eye again, and putting my cup and saucer down I uncapped and re-examined it.

You know, what you need is a cup of coffee, Mrs Lueger.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

chin

Lucy's firm small hand cupped her chin and drew her face upwards.

The superintendent sat slumped back in her chair, cupping her chin in her hand.

face

Slowly he raised one hand and gently cupped her face .

He moved towards her and cupped her face in his hands.

hand

Lucy's firm small hand cupped her chin and drew her face upwards.

With his steadfast hand cupped around my shoulders, my father assured me there was nothing to fear.

Uncle and nephew knelt shoulder to shoulder, hands cupped , heads bowed in the simple position of submission.

Well, what can one-Her voice broke off, and her hands cupped her ears.

Slowly he raised one hand and gently cupped her face.

He drove with one hand , keeping the hand that cupped a cigarette down between his knees.

His strong hand cupped her fist and held it.

Ahead on the corner was Jack Flaherty with his hands cupped to his mouth.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a scant cup/teaspoon etc

level teaspoon/cup etc (of sth)

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He leaned an elbow on the desk and cupped his chin in his hand.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Again she cupped her own mug in both hands and sat there sipping.

Periodically, Felix will turn to Manny, cup his hand and explain to him what has been said.

Trying by cupping his hand over the clasps to avoid the penetrating clicks of opening, George lifted the lid.

Urquhart cupped the glass of wine in his hands.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.