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cooped


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coop  \Coop\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cooped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cooping}.] 
  To  confine  in  a  coop;  hence  to  shut  up  or  confine  in  a 
  narrow  compass;  to  cramp;  --  usually  followed  by  up 
  sometimes  by  in 
 
  The  Trojans  cooped  within  their  walls  so  long. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  contempt  of  all  other  knowledge  .  .  .  coops  the 
  understanding  up  within  narrow  bounds.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  work  upon  in  the  manner  of  a  cooper.  [Obs.]  ``Shaken 
  tubs  .  .  .  be  new  cooped.''  --Holland. 
 
  Syn:  To  crowd;  confine;  imprison.