I. verb (supped; supping) Etymology: Middle English suppen, from Old English sūpan, suppan; akin to Old High German sūfan to drink, sip, Old English sopp sop Date: before 12th century transitive verb to take or drink in swallows or gulps intransitive verb chiefly dialect to take food and especially liquid food into the mouth a little at a time II. noun Date: 1551 a mouthful especially of liquor or broth ; sip; also a small quantity of liquid <
pour me just a sup of tea
III. intransitive verb (supped; supping) Etymology: Middle English soupen, suppen, from Anglo-French super, from supe sop, soup — more at soup Date: 14th century 1. to eat the evening meal 2. to make one's supper — used with on or off <
sup on roast beef
IV. abbreviation 1. superior 2. supra

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