Meaning of CUP in English

CUP

I.

noun

1 container

ADJECTIVE

▪ empty

▪ full

▪ half-empty , half-full

▪ broken , chipped , cracked

▪ china , porcelain

▪ disposable , Dixie™ (= paper cup) ( AmE ), drinking ( AmE ), paper , plastic , polystyrene ( BrE ), Styrofoam™ ( AmE )

▪ tin

▪ coffee , tea

▪ egg

▪ yogurt ( AmE )

▪ measuring ( AmE )

▪ sippy (= for babies) ( AmE )

VERB + CUP

▪ fill , refill

▪ drain , empty

She was so thirsty that she drained her ~.

▪ lift , pick up , raise

She raised her ~ to her lips.

▪ place , put down , replace , set down

▪ drink from , drink out of

Customers don't like drinking out of plastic ~s.

CUP + VERB

▪ contain sth

CUP + NOUN

▪ holder

PHRASES

▪ a ~ and saucer

2 drink

ADJECTIVE

▪ strong

I like a good strong ~ of tea first thing in the morning.

▪ fresh

My coffee was cold, so I ordered a fresh ~.

▪ hot , steaming , warm

VERB + CUP

▪ offer sb

▪ make (sb)

▪ pour (sb)

I'm making tea. Can I pour you a ~?

▪ buy , order

▪ help yourself to

▪ stir

Enrique stirred his fourth ~ of coffee of the day.

▪ drink , enjoy , have

I drink about ten ~s of coffee a day.

▪ sip

▪ finish

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

PHRASES

▪ a nice ~ of tea ( BrE )

You sit down and I'll make you a nice ~ of tea.

3 in a competition

ADJECTIVE

▪ challenge

▪ knockout

▪ American , European , World , etc.

▪ gold , silver

VERB + CUP

▪ win

Who won the ~?

▪ lose

▪ present (sb with)

The ~ will be presented to the winning team by the president.

▪ lift , raise

He lifted the ~ for the sixth time this year (= it was the sixth time he had won) .

CUP + NOUN

▪ competition

They were the first Turkish team to win a major ~ competition.

the Ryder Cup competition

▪ clash ( BrE ), match ( esp. BrE )

The team are ready for next week's World Cup clash with Italy.

▪ race

▪ final , quarter-final , semi-final (all BrE )

▪ victory , win

▪ winner

▪ holder

▪ contender , hopeful

PHRASES

▪ the first, etc. round of the ~

II.

verb

Cup is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ hand

Cup is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ chin , ↑ hand , ↑ mouth , ↑ palm

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .