Definition of in the cup of someone's hand
- He held the seeds in the cup of his hand.
: an open usually bowl-shaped drinking vessel
: a drinking vessel and its contents
: the consecrated wine of the Communion
: to treat by cupping
: to curve into the shape of a cup
: to place in or as if in a cup
: some person : somebody
: the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization
: a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as
: with the hands rather than by machine
: to touch or manage with the hands
: to lead, guide, or assist with the hand
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