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[suhp] /sʌp/
verb (used without object), supped, supping.
1.
to eat the evening meal; have supper.
verb (used with object), supped, supping.
2.
to provide with or entertain at supper.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English s(o)upen < Old French souper to take supper < Germanic; compare Old English sūpan to swallow, taste, sip. See sup2

sup2

[suhp] /sʌp/
verb (used with object), supped, supping.
1.
to take (liquid food, or any liquid) into the mouth in small quantities, as from a spoon or cup; sip.
verb (used without object), supped, supping.
2.
to take liquid into the mouth in small quantities, as by spoonfuls or sips.
noun
3.
a mouthful or small portion of drink or liquid food; sip.
Origin
before 900; Middle English suppen, variant of supen, Old English sūpan; cognate with German saufen to drink. Cf. sip, sop, soup, sup1
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Examples for supped
  • Desert bighorn sheep supped from the river's edge in protected wildlife refuges and national parks.
  • By the time these gentlemen had supped their fill, plans for a new magazine were well in hand.
  • The attached procedures are for those converted reports that are going to be supped.
British Dictionary definitions for supped

sup1

/sʌp/
verb sups, supping, supped
1.
(intransitive) (archaic) to have supper
2.
(transitive) (obsolete) to provide with supper
Word Origin
C13: from Old French soper; see sup²

sup2

/sʌp/
verb sups, supping, supped
1.
to partake of (liquid) by swallowing a little at a time
2.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) to drink
noun
3.
a sip
Word Origin
Old English sūpan; related to Old High German sūfan, German saufen; see also sup1
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Word Origin and History for supped
sup
"eat the evening meal," late 13c., from O.Fr. super, which probably is from soupe "broth" (see soup), until recently still the traditional evening meal of French workers.
sup
"sip," O.E. supan (W.Saxon), suppan, supian (Northumbrian) "to sip, swallow," from P.Gmc. *supanan (cf. O.N. supa "to sip, drink," M.L.G. supen, Du. zuipen "to drink, tipple, booze," O.H.G. sufan, Ger. saufen "to drink, booze"), from PIE *sub-, from base *seue- "to take liquid" (cf. Skt. sunoti "presses out juice," soma; Avestan haoma, Pers. hom "juice;" Gk. huetos "rain," huein "to rain;" L. sugere "to suck," succus "juice, sap;" Lith. sula "flowing sap;" O.C.S. soku "sap," susati "suck;" M.Ir. suth "sap;" O.E. seaw "sap").
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