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sup

verb \ ˈsəp \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of sup

supped; supping
transitive verb
: to take or drink in swallows or gulps
intransitive verb
chiefly dialectal : to take food and especially liquid food into the mouth a little at a time

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Origin and Etymology of sup

Middle English suppen, from Old English sūpan, suppan; akin to Old High German sūfan to drink, sip, Old English sopp sop


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sup

noun

Definition of sup

: a mouthful especially of liquor or broth : sip; also : a small quantity of liquid
  • pour me just a sup of tea

Examples of sup in a Sentence

  1. the old mariner took a sup of grog and began his tale

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First Known Use of sup

1551

sup Synonyms

Synonyms
belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, drink, swallow, swig, swill
Related Words
dram, drop

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sup

verb

Definition of sup

supped; supping
intransitive verb
1 : to eat the evening meal
2 : to make one's supper used with on or off
  • sup on roast beef

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Origin and Etymology of sup

Middle English soupen, suppen, from Anglo-French super, from supe sop, soup — more at soup


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sup

abbreviation

Definition of sup

1 superior
2 supra

SUP Defined for Kids

sup

verb \ ˈsəp \

Definition of sup for Students

supped; supping
: to eat the evening meal


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