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cope 1

 (kōp)
intr.v. coped, cop·ing, copes
1. To contend or strive, especially on even terms or with success: coping with child-rearing and a full-time job.
2. To contend with difficulties and act to overcome them: "Facing unprecedented problems, the Federal Reserve of the early 1930s couldn't cope" (Robert J. Samuelson).

[Middle English copen, coupen, to strike, from Old French couper, from Vulgar Latin *colpāre, from Late Latin colpus, blow; see coup.]

cop′er n.

cope 2

 (kōp)
n.
1. A long ecclesiastical vestment worn over an alb or surplice.
2. A covering resembling a cloak or mantle.
3. A coping.
tr.v. coped, cop·ing, copes
1. To cover or dress in a cope.
2. To provide with coping: cope a wall.

[Middle English cope, from Old English -cāp, from Medieval Latin cāpa, cloak, from Late Latin cappa.]

cope

(kəʊp)
vb
1. (foll by: with) to contend (against)
2. (intr) to deal successfully with or handle a situation; manage: she coped well with the problem.
3. (tr) archaic
a. to deal with
b. to meet in battle
[C14: from Old French coper to strike, cut, from coup blow; see coup1]

cope

(kəʊp)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a large ceremonial cloak worn at solemn liturgical functions by priests of certain Christian sects
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any covering shaped like a cope
vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to dress (someone) in a cope
[Old English cāp, from Medieval Latin cāpa, from Late Latin cappa hooded cloak; see cap]

cope

(kəʊp)
vb (tr)
1. (Building) to provide (a wall) with a coping
2. (Building) to join (two moulded timber members)
n
(Building) another name for coping
[C17: probably from French couper to cut; see cope1]

COPE

(kəʊp)
(in South Africa) n acronym for
Congress of the People: a political party founded in 2008 by dissident members of the ANC

cope1

(koʊp)

v. coped, cop•ing. v.i.
1. to struggle esp. on fairly even terms or with some degree of success (usu. fol. by with): I will try to cope with his rudeness.
2. to face and deal with responsibilities or problems esp. calmly or adequately: After his breakdown he couldn't cope any longer.
3. Archaic. to come into contact; meet.
v.t.
4. Obs. to encounter.
[1300–50; < Old French couper to strike, derivative of coup coup]

cope2

(koʊp)

n., v. coped, cop•ing. n.
1. a long mantle worn by an ecclesiastic, esp. in processions.
2. any cloaklike or canopylike covering.
3. coping.
v.t.
4. to furnish with a cope or coping.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Medieval Latin cāpa, variant of cappa cap1]

cope3

(koʊp)

v.t. coped, cop•ing.
to cut to fit against a molding, as with a coping saw.
[1565–75; < French couper to cut; see cope1]

cope


Past participle: coped
Gerund: coping

Imperative
cope
cope
Present
I cope
you cope
he/she/it copes
we cope
you cope
they cope
Preterite
I coped
you coped
he/she/it coped
we coped
you coped
they coped
Present Continuous
I am coping
you are coping
he/she/it is coping
we are coping
you are coping
they are coping
Present Perfect
I have coped
you have coped
he/she/it has coped
we have coped
you have coped
they have coped
Past Continuous
I was coping
you were coping
he/she/it was coping
we were coping
you were coping
they were coping
Past Perfect
I had coped
you had coped
he/she/it had coped
we had coped
you had coped
they had coped
Future
I will cope
you will cope
he/she/it will cope
we will cope
you will cope
they will cope
Future Perfect
I will have coped
you will have coped
he/she/it will have coped
we will have coped
you will have coped
they will have coped
Future Continuous
I will be coping
you will be coping
he/she/it will be coping
we will be coping
you will be coping
they will be coping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coping
you have been coping
he/she/it has been coping
we have been coping
you have been coping
they have been coping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coping
you will have been coping
he/she/it will have been coping
we will have been coping
you will have been coping
they will have been coping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coping
you had been coping
he/she/it had been coping
we had been coping
you had been coping
they had been coping
Conditional
I would cope
you would cope
he/she/it would cope
we would cope
you would cope
they would cope
Past Conditional
I would have coped
you would have coped
he/she/it would have coped
we would have coped
you would have coped
they would have coped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cope - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wallcope - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
2.cope - a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
cloak - a loose outer garment
Verb1.cope - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
extemporize, improvise - manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"
fend - try to manage without help; "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"
hack, cut - be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by - manage one's existence barely; "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
cope with, match, meet - satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"

cope

verb manage, get by (informal), struggle through, rise to the occasion, survive, carry on, make out (informal), make the grade, hold your own It was amazing how my mother coped after my father died.
cope with something deal with, handle, struggle with, grapple with, wrestle with, contend with, tangle with, tussle with, weather She has had to cope with losing all her previous status and money.
Translations
يَتَغَلَّبُ عَلَىيَتَغلَّب عَلى المَشاكِل
zvládnout
klaremagteoverkomme
selviytyä
nositi se
bjarga sér; ráîa viî
うまく対処する
대처하다
susidorotisusitvarkyti
tikt galā
obvladati
klara av
รับมือได้
đối phó

cope

1 [kəʊp] VI
1.arreglárselas
he's coping pretty wellse las está arreglando bastante bien
we shall be able to cope better next yearpodremos arreglarnos mejor el año que viene
can you cope?¿tú puedes con esto?
how are you coping?¿cómo lo llevas?
he can't cope any moreya no puede más
2. to cope with [+ task, person] → poder con; [+ situation] → enfrentarse con; [+ difficulties, problems] (= tackle) → hacer frente a, abordar; (= solve) → solucionar

cope

2 [kəʊp] N (Rel) → capa f pluvial

cope

[ˈkəʊp] vi
[person] → s'en sortir, tenir le coup
It was hard, but we coped → C'était dur, mais nous nous en sommes sortis.
to cope with sth (= contend with) [person] → faire face à qch
She's got a lot of problems to cope with → Elle doit faire face à de nombreux problèmes.
(= accommodate) to cope with sth
an extra four lanes to cope with increasing traffic levels → quatre voies supplémentaires pour supporter l'augmentation de la circulation
to be unable to cope [system] → être insuffisant(e)

cope

1
n
(Eccl) → Pluviale nt
(Archit) = coping

cope

2
vizurechtkommen; (with work) → es schaffen; to cope with (problems, children, difficult person)fertig werden mit, zurechtkommen mit; how do you cope all by yourself?wie werden Sie so allein fertig?, wie kommen Sie so allein zurecht?; I can’t cope with all this workich bin mit all der Arbeit überfordert; she can’t cope with the stairs any moresie schafft die Treppe nicht mehr

cope

[kəʊp] vifarcela
to cope with (task, child) → farcela con (situation, difficulties, problems, tackle) → affrontare, far fronte a (solve) → risolvere
he's coping pretty well → se la cava abbastanza bene
leave it to me, I'll cope → lascia stare, ci penso io

cope

(koup) verb
to manage; to deal with successfully. I can't cope with all this work.

cope

يَتَغَلَّبُ عَلَى zvládnout klare zurechtkommen αντιμετωπίζω επιτυχώς sobrellevar selviytyä surmonter nositi se far fronte うまく対処する 대처하다 het aankunnen klare brasene poradzić sobie aguentar справляться klara av รับมือได้ başa çıkmak đối phó 应付

cope

vi to — with afrontar, (overcome) superar, (endure successfully) sobrellevar, (deal with) lidiar con, (face) hacer frente a
References in classic literature ?
And when ordinary fellows like you and me attempt to cope with their idiosyncrasies the result is bungling.
It was, indeed, a majestic idea that the destiny of nations should be revealed, in these awful hieroglyphics, on the cope of heaven.
I was with the Philadelphia Institute expedition in the Bad Lands under Professor Cope, hunting mastodon bones, and I overheard him say, his own self, that any plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hadn't wings and was uncertain was a reptile.
She's got the making of 'most anything in her, Rebecca has; but I feel sometimes as if we were not fitted to cope with her.
In her mother she lost the only person able to cope with her.
Lorry, at length, in his most considerate and most affectionate way, "I am a mere man of business, and unfit to cope with such intricate and difficult matters.
Let it be, in justice, merely said of me, as of a gallant and eminent naval Hero, with whom I have no pretensions to cope, that what I have done, I did, in despite of mercenary and selfish objects,
As when the potent Rod Of AMRAMS Son in EGYPTS evill day Wav'd round the Coast, up call'd a pitchy cloud Of LOCUSTS, warping on the Eastern Wind, That ore the Realm of impious PHAROAH hung Like Night, and darken'd all the Land of NILE: So numberless were those bad Angels seen Hovering on wing under the Cope of Hell 'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding Fires; Till, as a signal giv'n, th' uplifted Spear Of their great Sultan waving to direct Thir course, in even ballance down they light On the firm brimstone, and fill all the Plain; A multitude, like which the populous North Pour'd never from her frozen loyns, to pass RHENE or the DANAW, when her barbarous Sons Came like a Deluge on the South, and spread Beneath GIBRALTAR to the LYBIAN sands.
Many day I have here been, And flesh-meat I eat never, But milk of the kye; Warm thee well, and go to sleep, And I will lap thee with my cope, Softly to lye.
Agatha, on the other hand, having from her childhood heard Uncle John quoted as wisdom and authority incarnate, had begun in her tender years to scoff at him as a pompous and purseproud city merchant, whose sordid mind was unable to cope with her transcendental affairs.
He possessed a gorgeous cope of crimson silk and gold-thread damask, figured with a repeating pattern of golden pomegranates set in six-petalled formal blossoms, beyond which on either side was the pine-apple device wrought in seed-pearls.
He went to London town to lay his troubles before the King and get another force of troops to cope with the outlaws.