Definition of cope verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    cope

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//koʊp//
     
    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cope
     
    he / she / it copes
     
    past simple coped
     
    -ing form coping
     
     
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  1. 1  to deal successfully with something difficult synonym manage
  2. 2 I got to the stage where I wasn't coping any more. cope with something He wasn't able to cope with the stresses and strains of the job. Desert plants are adapted to cope with extreme heat.
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