Cooped
Coop Coop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooping}.] To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; -- usually followed by up, sometimes by in. [1913 Webster]

The Trojans cooped within their walls so long. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The contempt of all other knowledge . . . coops the understanding up within narrow bounds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To work upon in the manner of a cooper. [Obs.] ``Shaken tubs . . . be new cooped.'' --Holland.

Syn: To crowd; confine; imprison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Coop — Coop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooping}.] To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; usually followed by up, sometimes by in. [1913 Webster] The Trojans cooped within their walls so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cooping — Coop Coop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cooping}.] To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; usually followed by up, sometimes by in. [1913 Webster] The Trojans cooped within their walls… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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