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Definition of cop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



cop something (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cop
he / she / it cops
past simple copped
-ing form copping
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  • to receive or suffer something unpleasant He copped all the hassle after the accident.
  • Idioms
    cop an attitude (informal)
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    to show that you feel you are better or more important than someone else, especially by behaving rudely Joe always seemed to cop an attitude when he was called on in class.
    cop a feel (informal)
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    to touch someone in a sexual way, especially without their permission
    cop a plea (informal)
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    to admit in court to being guilty of a small crime in the hope of receiving less severe punishment for a more serious crime compare plea bargaining
    Phrasal Verbscop out (of something)cop to something
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cop