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transitive verbsupped, supping
- It is a strange sight as there are some playing at dominoes just by the side of us and a little further on they are playing at cards and on the other side they are supping their gruel.
- As we approached them, I noticed Dad was supping a two thirds full half-pint glass of Guinness.
- They're not scared of chomping raw puffer fish, supping bat-wing broth or crunching crispy duck's feet.
- With your meal, you can sup Chinese tea to your heart's desire.
- Food is modern European and well-mixed cocktails are best supped on the small outdoor terrace during summer.
intransitive verbsupped, supping
1(dine)to sup on/off sth — cenar algo
- The three young travelers supped together on Dolphin in the Captain's Cabin.
- The journey from Wellington to Tauranga is one I make regularly, and I've drummed out a solid rhythm of stopping, snacking and supping along the way.
- Gentry supped between 5 and 6 p.m., farmers and merchants not before 7 or 8 p.m., and labourers at dusk.
- Seafood specialties include Pacific sand dabs with Swiss chard, poached lobster and grilled branzino, while non-seafood eaters can sup on foie gras and duck breast.
- It was hard not to feel a little ridiculous, supping on delicacies while people worked at breakneck speed to get them to us.
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