to copulate with
   Dr Johnson coyly says To but like a ram'. The use in connection with ovine behaviour remains standard English, being euphemistic only when applied to humans:
    ... but then he cruelly upped and tupped a PR girl leaving Patricia simply squelching in misery. (Fry, 1994)

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  • Tup — or TUP may mean: *Tup or ram, an uncastrated male sheep *Tupping, copulation in sheep, or the sheep mating season *Tup, short for tuppence, two pence *Tup, nickname for recording artist Tupac Shakur *Technological University of the Philippines… …   Wikipedia

  • ţup — interj. v. ţop. Trimis de laura tache, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ţup/ţup ţúp interj. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • Tup — Tup, v. t. & i. [Probably akin to top summit, head.] 1. To butt, as a ram does. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. To cover; said of a ram. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tup — Tup, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A ram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TUP — may refer to:*Tupelo Regional Airport in Tupelo, Mississippi *Technological University of the Philippines *Telephone User Part (TUP) *The Urantia Papers …   Wikipedia

  • tup — tȕp uzv. DEFINICIJA 1. za oponašanje zvuka tromog pada (o vreći i sl.) 2. za izražavanje nečeg neočekivanog, neobičnog [tup i evo ga] ETIMOLOGIJA onom …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tup — [tup] n. [ME tupe] Chiefly Brit. 1. a male sheep; ram 2. the striking part of a pile driver or power hammer vt. tupped, tupping Chiefly Brit. to copulate with (a ewe): said of a ram …   English World dictionary

  • tup — /tup/, n., v., tupped, tupping. n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a male sheep; ram. 2. the head of a falling hammerlike mechanism, as of a steam hammer or pile driver. v.t. 3. Chiefly Brit. (of a ram) to copulate with (a ewe). v.i. 4. Chiefly Brit. (of a ewe) …   Universalium

  • tup — tup. (Del maya t up, dedo meñique, hijo menor). com. Méx. Hijo menor …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tȗp — prid. 〈odr. ī, komp. t‹pljī〉 1. {{001f}}koji nije dovoljno naoštren, kojim se ne može rezati, piliti, brijati i sl. 2. {{001f}}koji nije šiljast, kojim se ne može bosti 3. {{001f}}pren. a. {{001f}}koji je umno ograničen, koji slabo, teško shvaća… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • tup — male sheep, c.1300, Scottish and Northern English; of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

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