Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Depressed at the center like a cup; dished; cup-shaped.
  • Lodged in a cup or depression of the ground, as a golf-ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective in the shape of a cup
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of cup.

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Examples

  • Sky pours down chases shadow-fingers, pools copper in cupped-snow pawprints bigger than hands.

    Ekwiiyemak/Behind the Clouds (funded!)

  • According to the letter, they ate whatever crawled into or near their cages and drank only rainwater they caught in cupped hands.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Sky pours down chases shadow-fingers, pools copper in cupped-snow pawprints bigger than hands.

    Ekwiiyemak/Behind the Clouds (funded!)

  • Elbows on the table, chin cupped in my hands, I look from The Boy to Tadpole and back again, marvelling at how simple and how right everything feels.

    three

  • Elbows on the table, chin cupped in my hands, I look from The Boy to Tadpole and back again, marvelling at how simple and how right everything feels.

    toys

  • Ignite the tinder mass by holding a match flame, cupped from the wind, underneath it.

    How to Find (and Ignite) Six Natural Fire Starters

  • Then raise the ball, holding it in cupped hands, and blow that kernel of heat into flame.

    Field & Streams Ultimate Winter Survival Tips

  • Marvin cupped Anna's elbow lightly, led her away from the door.

    Excerpt: Above The Thunder by Renée Manfredi

  • He had pressed wet hand to dry now, palm to palm, the coin cupped tightly between them.

    Storm Over Warlock

  • Bernice lay contentedly at the edge of a sand embankment white as driven snow, her chin cupped in her hands, watching half a dozen or more mullets drift and swing in the limpid clear water below.

    The Mystery at Number Six

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