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coop

 (ko͞op)
n.
1. A small enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals.
2. A cramped or uncomfortably confined space.
3. Slang A jail or prison.
tr.v. cooped, coop·ing, coops
1. To confine or keep (poultry, for example) in a coop.
2. To confine in a small or cramped space. Often used with up: was cooped up in the cabin during the storm.
Idiom:
fly/blow the coop
To make a getaway; escape.

[Middle English coupe, possibly from Middle Dutch kūpe, basket, tub, from Germanic *kūpōn, possibly from Latin cūpa, cask.]

coop

(kuːp)
n
1. (Agriculture) a cage or small enclosure for poultry or small animals
2. a small narrow place of confinement, esp a prison cell
3. (Angling) a wicker basket for catching fish
vb
(tr; often foll by up or in) to confine in a restricted area
[C15: probably from Middle Low German kūpe basket, tub; related to Latin cūpa cask, vat]

coop

(ˈkəʊˌɒp) or

co-op

n
(Commerce) a cooperative, cooperative society, or shop run by a cooperative society

coop

the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) a cooperative

co-op

(ˈkoʊ ɒp)

n.
a cooperative enterprise, building, or apartment.
Idioms:
go co-op, (of an apartment building) to convert to a cooperative.
[1860–65; by shortening]
co′-op•er, n.

coop

(kup, kʊp)

n.
1. an enclosure or cage in which poultry or small animals are penned.
2. a confined space.
3. Slang. prison.
v.t.
4. to place in or as if in a coop (often fol. by up).
Idioms:
fly the coop, to escape.
[1250–1300; Middle English coupe basket, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian kaup wooden can; akin to Old English cȳpa basket]

coop


Past participle: cooped
Gerund: cooping

Imperative
coop
coop
Present
I coop
you coop
he/she/it coops
we coop
you coop
they coop
Preterite
I cooped
you cooped
he/she/it cooped
we cooped
you cooped
they cooped
Present Continuous
I am cooping
you are cooping
he/she/it is cooping
we are cooping
you are cooping
they are cooping
Present Perfect
I have cooped
you have cooped
he/she/it has cooped
we have cooped
you have cooped
they have cooped
Past Continuous
I was cooping
you were cooping
he/she/it was cooping
we were cooping
you were cooping
they were cooping
Past Perfect
I had cooped
you had cooped
he/she/it had cooped
we had cooped
you had cooped
they had cooped
Future
I will coop
you will coop
he/she/it will coop
we will coop
you will coop
they will coop
Future Perfect
I will have cooped
you will have cooped
he/she/it will have cooped
we will have cooped
you will have cooped
they will have cooped
Future Continuous
I will be cooping
you will be cooping
he/she/it will be cooping
we will be cooping
you will be cooping
they will be cooping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cooping
you have been cooping
he/she/it has been cooping
we have been cooping
you have been cooping
they have been cooping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cooping
you will have been cooping
he/she/it will have been cooping
we will have been cooping
you will have been cooping
they will have been cooping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cooping
you had been cooping
he/she/it had been cooping
we had been cooping
you had been cooping
they had been cooping
Conditional
I would coop
you would coop
he/she/it would coop
we would coop
you would coop
they would coop
Past Conditional
I would have cooped
you would have cooped
he/she/it would have cooped
we would have cooped
you would have cooped
they would have cooped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coop - a farm building for housing poultrycoop - a farm building for housing poultry
farm building - a building on a farm
2.coop - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be keptcoop - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
birdcage - a cage in which a bird can be kept
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
hutch - a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
squirrel cage - cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside it

coop

noun pen, pound, box, cage, enclosure, hutch, corral (chiefly U.S. & Canad.) Behind the house, the pair set up a chicken coop.
coop someone up confine, imprison, shut up, impound, pound, pen, cage, immure He was cooped up in a cell with ten other inmates.

coop

noun
Slang. A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention:
Informal: lockup, pen.
Chiefly Regional: calaboose.
verb
To confine within a limited area.In or up:
cage, enclose, fence (in), immure, mew (up), pen, shut in, shut up, wall (in or up).
Translations
حَظيره، قُن
kleckurník
bur
tyúkketrec
búr, stía
laikyti uždarius
murdssprosts

coop

[kuːp] Ngallinero m
coop up VT + ADVencerrar

coop

[ˈkuːp]
n (for chickens, hens)poulailler m
to fly the coop → se faire la malle
coop up
vtcloîtrer, enfermer

coop

n (also hen coop)Hühnerstall m; to fly the coop (fig inf)sich aus dem Staub machen (inf)

coop

[kuːp] nstia
coop up vt + adv (fig) → rinchiudere

coop

(kuːp) noun
a box or cage for keeping fowls or small animals in. a chicken-coop.
coop up
to shut into a small place. We've been cooped up in this tiny room for hours.
References in classic literature ?
Will Miss Amy ride in her coop (coupe), and use all them lovely silver dishes that's stored away over yander?
The chicken crept through the pales of the coop and ran, with some show of liveliness, to her feet; while Chanticleer and the ladies of his household regarded her with queer, sidelong glances, and then croaked one to another, as if communicating their sage opinions of her character.
I am a real passenger now, and down there I felt like our setting hen when we shut her up in a coop.
Strengthened by this vision and stimulated by the fact of Wade's increasing weakness, they had sold their few possessions, except the simplest necessities for camping, had made a canvas cover for their wagon, stocked up with smoked meat, corn meal and coffee, tied old Brindle behind, fastened a coop of chickens against the wagon-box and, without faltering, had made the long pilgrimage.
His thin figure and long limbs struggled and fluttered like a chicken being dragged from a coop.
As soon as she was alone within the walled garden she sat herself down on a coop, and seriously screwed up her mouth for the long-neglected practice.
Bagnet, being deeply convinced that to have a pair of fowls for dinner is to attain the highest pitch of imperial luxury, invariably goes forth himself very early in the morning of this day to buy a pair; he is, as invariably, taken in by the vendor and installed in the possession of the oldest inhabitants of any coop in Europe.
and then staggered away and fell over the coop of a skylight.
The fishermen, however, coup or coop, must have called it a Waterloo, for it was the severest stroke ever dealt them by the fish patrol, while they had invited it by open and impudent defiance of the law.
You must represent Rabourdin dressed as a butcher (make it a good likeness), find analogies between a kitchen and a bureau, put a skewer in his hand, draw portraits of the principal clerks and stick their heads on fowls, put them in a monstrous coop labelled 'Civil Service executions'; make him cutting the throat of one, and supposed to take the others in turn.
With a scream like that of an angry giant it tore away the ropes that held the coop and lifted it high into the air, with Dorothy still clinging to the slats.
Their families ate the birds, and the hen- coop was split into firewood with a hatchet.