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tup

 (tŭp)
n.
1. Chiefly British A male sheep; a ram.
2. A heavy metal body, especially the head of a power hammer.
v. tupped, tup·ping, tups
v.tr.
To copulate with (a ewe). Used of a ram.
v.intr.
To copulate with a ewe.

[Middle English tupe.]

tup

(tʌp)
n
1. (Animals) chiefly Brit an uncastrated male sheep; ram
2. (Tools) the head of a pile-driver or steam hammer
vb (tr) , tups, tupping or tupped
3. (Agriculture) to cause (a ram) to mate with a ewe, or (of a ram) to mate with (a ewe)
4. dialect Lancashire to butt (someone), as in a fight
[C14: of unknown origin]

tup

(tʌp)

n.
1. Chiefly Brit. a male sheep; ram.
2. the head of a falling hammerlike mechanism, as of a steam hammer.
[1300–50; Middle English tope, tupe ram]

tup


Past participle: tupped
Gerund: tupping

Imperative
tup
tup
Present
I tup
you tup
he/she/it tups
we tup
you tup
they tup
Preterite
I tupped
you tupped
he/she/it tupped
we tupped
you tupped
they tupped
Present Continuous
I am tupping
you are tupping
he/she/it is tupping
we are tupping
you are tupping
they are tupping
Present Perfect
I have tupped
you have tupped
he/she/it has tupped
we have tupped
you have tupped
they have tupped
Past Continuous
I was tupping
you were tupping
he/she/it was tupping
we were tupping
you were tupping
they were tupping
Past Perfect
I had tupped
you had tupped
he/she/it had tupped
we had tupped
you had tupped
they had tupped
Future
I will tup
you will tup
he/she/it will tup
we will tup
you will tup
they will tup
Future Perfect
I will have tupped
you will have tupped
he/she/it will have tupped
we will have tupped
you will have tupped
they will have tupped
Future Continuous
I will be tupping
you will be tupping
he/she/it will be tupping
we will be tupping
you will be tupping
they will be tupping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tupping
you have been tupping
he/she/it has been tupping
we have been tupping
you have been tupping
they have been tupping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tupping
you will have been tupping
he/she/it will have been tupping
we will have been tupping
you will have been tupping
they will have been tupping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tupping
you had been tupping
he/she/it had been tupping
we had been tupping
you had been tupping
they had been tupping
Conditional
I would tup
you would tup
he/she/it would tup
we would tup
you would tup
they would tup
Past Conditional
I would have tupped
you would have tupped
he/she/it would have tupped
we would have tupped
you would have tupped
they would have tupped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tup - uncastrated adult male sheeptup - uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'"
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
Translations
astualyöntipää
References in periodicals archive ?
With the tupping season getting closer, it is important to safeguard against some of the more common causes of reduced scanning levels to ensure ewes and tups are up in optimum condition, says large animal vet Claire Riddell, who is based at the Alnwick branch of Alnorthumbria Vets.
A NEW flushing supplement has been launched by Rumenco formulated to boost the tupping performance of ewes at grass.
PREPARATION for tupping time will be the focus of next week's meeting of the Northumberland Monitor Farm project.