Coop definition

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A small enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals.
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A cramped or uncomfortably confined space.
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(slang) A jail or prison.
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To confine or keep (poultry, for example) in a coop.
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To confine in a small or cramped space. Often used with up:

Was cooped up in the cabin during the storm.

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A small cage, pen, or building as for poultry.
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To confine as in a coop.
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A coop is a small cage or other building used for housing chickens and other birds.

An example of a coop is where a family would keep their egg laying hens.

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Coop is to keep in a confined space.

An example of coop is keeping a flying bird in a small cage.

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Any place of confinement.
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(slang) A jail.
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(.COOPerative) A top-level Internet domain used by members of cooperative societies and organizations. The .coop name was introduced in late 2000. See Internet domain name.
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Pronounced dot co-op.The generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) reserved exclusively for cooperative associations.This domain was created in 2002 under the sponsorship of Dot Cooperation LLC. See also gTLD, Internet, and sponsored domain.
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A pen or enclosure for birds.
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(slang) Jail.
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A barrel or cask for liquor.

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(Scotland) A cart from boards; a tumbrel.
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To keep in a coop.
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To shut up or confine in a narrow space; to cramp.
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Alternative spelling of co-op.
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(UK, informal) Any of very many shops belonging to the Co-operative Group and its predecessors.
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(law) Abbreviation of cooperative.
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fly
  • To make a getaway; escape.
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fly the coop
  • to escape, as from a jail
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coop
Plural:
coops

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of coop

  • Middle English coupe possibly from Middle Dutch kūpe basket, tub from Germanic kūpōn possibly from Latin cūpa cask

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cupe, from Old English cȳpe (“basket, cask”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From cooperative, by shortening.

    From Wiktionary