coop up

Definition of coop up

:to keep (a person or animal) inside a building or in a small space especially for a long period of time usually used as (be) cooped up
  • The children were cranky after being cooped up in the house all day.
  • The dog is cooped up in a cage.

Word by Word Definitions

coop play
  1. : a cage or small enclosure (as for poultry)

  2. : a confined area

  3. : jail

  1. : to confine in a restricted and often crowded area

  2. : to place or keep in a coop : pen

  1. : cooperative

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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