cup (one's) hands together

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cup (one's) hands together

To hold one's hands together to catch something (typically a liquid) in them. I cupped my hands together under the running water and splashed my face.
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cup one's hands together

to put one's hands together to form a sort of cup. He cupped his hands together and scooped up the water. You have to cup your hands together if you want a drink.
See also: cup, hand, together
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He made his grand entrance into the world of TV commercials in the '70s by crashing through obstacles in his quest to provide fun, fruity refreshment to kids who cupped their hands together and yelled, "Hey, Kool-Aid