Definition of coop in English:

coop

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Pronunciation: /kuːp
 
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noun

verb

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  • 2Put or keep (poultry) in a cage or pen: our free-range chickens roam the barnyard instead of staying cooped up in a henhouse
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    • Free-range poultry may have been as cooped up as conventional poultry.
    • But he passes on the dish, maybe because I cooped a couple of the birds in his dog's kennel for a night.
    • It's cold and gray and I feel like a chicken cooped up in a particularly small cage.

Origin

Middle English cowpe; related to Dutch kuip 'vat' and German Kufe 'cask', based on Latin cupa. Compare with cooper.

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