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 ?
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.