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British pronunciation/kʌp/
American pronunciation/kʌp/
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a small bowl-shaped container, usually with a handle, that we use for drinking tea, coffee, etc.

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1.1

cup-shaped plant organ

1.2

the quantity a cup will hold

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any cup-shaped concavity

02

a trophy awarded to the winner of a tournament or league

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a standardized volume measurement used in cooking in the United States, equivalent to approximately 8 fluid ounces

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What is "cup"?

In the United States, a cup is a common unit of volume measurement used in cooking and baking. It is abbreviated as "c." One cup is equal to approximately 8 fluid ounces or 236.588 milliliters. Cups are used to measure ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, and water in recipes. They provide a convenient and standardized way to portion ingredients and ensure consistent results in cooking and baking.

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the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green

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a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

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a volume of approximately 250 milliliters, often used informally in cooking and baking

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What is "cup"?

In UK measurements, a cup is occasionally used as a rough approximation for volume in cooking and baking. While not as standardized as in some other regions, a cup is typically considered to be around 250 milliliters in the United Kingdom.

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to fill or transfer a liquid into a container

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to shape one's hands in a rounded or curved manner

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to create suction on the skin's surface using glass, plastic, or silicone containers to promote healing and relieve pain

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They shared a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Sarah held a warm cup of chamomile tea in her hands.
He enjoyed a cup of freshly brewed black coffee.
The cups are in the cupboard.
The chef measured out two cups of flour for the recipe.
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