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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.
A small swallow or mouthful of liquid food; a sip.
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.]
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vb, sups, supping or supped
1. (Cookery) (intr) archaic to have supper
2. (Cookery) (tr) obsolete to provide with supper
[C13: from Old French soper; see sup2]
vb, sups, supping or supped
1. (Physiology) to partake of (liquid) by swallowing a little at a time
2. (Physiology) dialect Scot and Northern English to drink
[Old English sūpan; related to Old High German sūfan, German saufen; see also sup1]
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v. supped, sup•ping. v.i.
1. to eat the evening meal; have supper.v.t.
2. to provide with or entertain at supper.
[1250–1300; Middle English s(o)upen < Old French souper to have supper < Germanic; compare Old English sūpan to swallow, taste, sip. See sup2]
v. supped, sup•ping,
1. to take (liquid food or any liquid) into the mouth in small quantities; sip.v.i.
2. to take liquid into the mouth in small quantities.n.
3. a mouthful or small portion of drink or liquid food; sip.
[before 900; Old English sūpan, c. Middle Low German sūpen, Old High German sūfan, Old Norse sūpa to drink. compare sip, sop, soup, sup1]
var. of sub- before p: suppose.
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Past participle: supped
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|Noun||1.||sup - a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"|
|Verb||1.||sup - take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon|
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vt (esp N Engl, Scot) → trinken
vi (old: = dine) → zu Abend essen; to sup off or on something → etw zu Abend essen; he that sups with the devil must have a long spoon (Prov) → wer den Teufel zum Freund hat, kommt leicht in die Hölle (Prov)
n (= drink) → Schluck m
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