If you cup your ears you will hear better and if you cup your hand you will catch the things that may slip through your fingers. Therefore, the cup is often associated with the things you hold to be important. The cup holds liquid refreshments that associate it with feelings or the intuitive flow of information. Dreaming of a cup can portray holding or trying to capture these things in an effort to gain insight about sustenance. A broken cup portrays your inability to contain or achieve fulfillment.