supping


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sup 1

 (sŭp)
tr. & intr.v. supped, sup·ping, sups
To eat or drink (something) or engage in eating or drinking by taking small swallows or mouthfuls: supped the hot soup; supped away daintily.
n.
A small swallow or mouthful of liquid food; a sip.

[Middle English soupen, from Old English sūpan; see seuə- in Indo-European roots.]

sup 2

 (sŭp)
intr.v. supped, sup·ping, sups
To eat an evening meal; have supper.

[Middle English soupen, from Old French souper, from soupe, soup; see soup.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supping - ingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
References in classic literature ?
Gradually, these strings of ragged people shortened and frayed away; and then poor lights began to shine in high windows, and slender fires were made in the streets, at which neighbours cooked in common, afterwards supping at their doors.
But he,'' continued the Jester, lifting up his eyes gravely, ``is supping in Paradise, and doubtless does honour to the cheer.
Worms of the riper grave unhid By any kindly coffin lid, Obscene and shameless to the light, Seethe in insatiate appetite, Through putrid offal; while above The hissing blow-fly seeks his love, Whose offspring, supping where they supt, Consume corruption twice corrupt.