Cop



[kop] /kɒp/

verb (used with object), copped, copping. Informal.
1.
to catch; nab.
2.
to steal; filch.
3.
to buy (narcotics).
Verb phrases
4.
cop out,

Idioms
5.
cop a plea,

[kop] /kɒp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a police officer.
2.
a person who seeks to regulate a specified behavior, activity, practice, etc.:
character cops.
[kop] /kɒp/
noun
1.
a conical mass of thread, yarn, etc., wound on a spindle.
2.
British Dialect. crest; tip.
Thermodynamics.
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2.
copyright; copyrighted.
/kɒp/
noun
1.
another name for policeman
2.
(Brit) an arrest (esp in the phrase a fair cop)
3.
an instance of plagiarism
verb (transitive) cops, copping, copped
4.
to seize or catch
5.
to steal
6.
to buy, steal, or otherwise obtain (illegal drugs) Compare score (sense 26)
7.
Also cop it. to suffer (a punishment): you’ll cop a clout if you do that!
8.
(Austral, slang) cop it sweet

/kɒp/
noun
1.
a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle
2.
(mainly dialect) the top or crest, as of a hill
/kɒp/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) (usually used with a negative) worth or value: that work is not much cop
abbreviation (in New Zealand)
1.
Certificate of Proficiency: a pass in a university subject
v.

1704, northern British dialect, “to seize, to catch,” perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper “seize, to take,” from Latin capere “to take” (see capable); or from Dutch kapen “to take,” from Old Frisian capia “to buy,” which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
n.

“policeman,” 1859, abbreviation of earlier copper (n.2), 1846, from cop (v.).

noun

verb

Related Terms

good cop bad cop

[origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately fr Latin capere ”seize,” by way of French; police officer sense a shortening of copper; second sense ”seize, catch” attested by 1704]
1.
coefficient of performance
2.
Colombia-peso
1.
copper
2.
copula
3.
copy
4.
copyright
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