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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement
cupfulcup‧ful /ˈkʌpfʊl/ noun [countable]  TMthe amount that a cup can hold
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cupfulKids warmed up to worms, connected with electricity and watched calcite crystals bubble in a cupful of vinegar.In the pot, it gives up a rich aromatic broth and yields over a cupful of nutty meat.The girl went to the sink and pumped a cupful of water.They seemed quite content to catch no more than a cupful of minute shrimp.Then she poured him another cupful, and set it carefully before him.Every cupful of heated water is a measure of valuable time.
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