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cop 1

 (kŏp)
n. Informal
1. A police officer.
2. One that regulates certain behaviors or actions: "Faced with the world recession of the early 1980s, ... the World Bank ... became a stern economic taskmaster and cop" (Richard J. Barnet).

[Short for copper.]

cop 2

 (kŏp) Slang
tr.v. copped, cop·ping, cops
1.
a. To get hold of; gain or win: a show that copped four awards; copped a ticket to the game.
b. To perceive by one of the senses: "copped a quick look at the gentleman ... on the right" (Gail Sheehy).
2. To take unlawfully or without permission; steal.
Phrasal Verb:
cop out
To avoid fulfilling a commitment or responsibility; renege: copped out on my friends; copped out by ducking the issue.
Idioms:
cop a feel
To fondle someone sexually in a surreptitious way.
cop a plea
To plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid standing trial for a more serious charge.

[Probably variant of cap, to catch, from Old French caper, from Latin capere; see capture.]

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cop3

cop 3

 (kŏp)
n.
1. A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle.
2. Chiefly British A summit or crest, as of a hill.

[Middle English, summit, from Old English.]

cop

(kɒp)
n
1. (Law) another name for policeman
2. Brit an arrest (esp in the phrase a fair cop)
3. an instance of plagiarism
vb (tr) , cops, copping or copped
4. to seize or catch
5. to steal
6. (Recreational Drugs) to buy, steal, or otherwise obtain (illegal drugs). Compare score26
7. Also: cop it to suffer (a punishment): you'll cop a clout if you do that!.
8. cop it sweet slang
a. to accept a penalty without complaint
b. to have good fortune
[C18: (vb) perhaps from obsolete cap to arrest, from Old French caper to seize; sense 1, back formation from copper2]

cop

(kɒp)
n
1. (Textiles) a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle
2. chiefly dialect the top or crest, as of a hill
[Old English cop, copp top, summit, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old English copp cup]

cop

(kɒp)
n
slang (usually used with a negative) Brit worth or value: that work is not much cop.
[C19: n use of cop1 (in the sense: to catch, hence something caught, something of value)]

COP

(in New Zealand) abbreviation for
(Education) Certificate of Proficiency: a pass in a university subject

cop1

(kɒp)

v.t. copped, cop•ping. Informal.
1. to catch; nab.
2. to steal; filch.
3. cop out, to renege on a promise; avoid a responsibility.
Idioms:
cop a plea, to plea-bargain.
[1695–1705; compare cap (obsolete) to arrest, Scots cap to seize « dial. Old French caper to take, ultimately < Latin capere]

cop2

(kɒp)

n.
2. a person who seeks to regulate a specified behavior, activity, practice, etc.: character cops.
[1855–60; compare copper2]

cop3

(kɒp)

n.
1. a conical mass of thread or yarn wound on a spindle.
2. Brit. Dial. crest; tip.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English cop tip, top]

cop


Past participle: copped
Gerund: copping

Imperative
cop
cop
Present
I cop
you cop
he/she/it cops
we cop
you cop
they cop
Preterite
I copped
you copped
he/she/it copped
we copped
you copped
they copped
Present Continuous
I am copping
you are copping
he/she/it is copping
we are copping
you are copping
they are copping
Present Perfect
I have copped
you have copped
he/she/it has copped
we have copped
you have copped
they have copped
Past Continuous
I was copping
you were copping
he/she/it was copping
we were copping
you were copping
they were copping
Past Perfect
I had copped
you had copped
he/she/it had copped
we had copped
you had copped
they had copped
Future
I will cop
you will cop
he/she/it will cop
we will cop
you will cop
they will cop
Future Perfect
I will have copped
you will have copped
he/she/it will have copped
we will have copped
you will have copped
they will have copped
Future Continuous
I will be copping
you will be copping
he/she/it will be copping
we will be copping
you will be copping
they will be copping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been copping
you have been copping
he/she/it has been copping
we have been copping
you have been copping
they have been copping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been copping
you will have been copping
he/she/it will have been copping
we will have been copping
you will have been copping
they will have been copping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been copping
you had been copping
he/she/it had been copping
we had been copping
you had been copping
they had been copping
Conditional
I would cop
you would cop
he/she/it would cop
we would cop
you would cop
they would cop
Past Conditional
I would have copped
you would have copped
he/she/it would have copped
we would have copped
you would have copped
they would have copped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cop - uncomplimentary terms for a policemancop - uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
Verb1.cop - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
2.cop - take into custodycop - take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

cop

noun
Informal. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
verb
1. Slang. To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.
2. Slang. To obtain possession or control of:
phrasal verb
cop out
Slang. To abandon a former position or commitment:
Slang: fink out.
Translations
شُرْطـيشُرْطيّ
poldapolicajt
panserpolitibetjentpolitimandstrisser
kyttä
policajac
zsaru
lögga, lögreglumaîur
警官
경찰
kifeljc
snut
ตำรวจ
cảnh sát

cop

[kɒp]
A. N
1. (= policeman) → poli m (Sp) , cana m (S. Cone)
the copsla pasma (Sp) , la cana (S. Cone)
cops and robbers (= game) → policías y ladrones
2. (Brit) it's not much copno es gran cosa
it's a fair cop!¡está bien!
B. VT
1. (Brit) (= catch) [+ person] → pescar, pillar; [+ beating, fine] → ganarse
he copped six monthsse cargó seis meses
you'll cop it!¡te la vas a ganar!
I copped it from the headmasterel director me puso como un trapo
cop this!¡hay que ver esto!
cop hold of thiscoge (Sp) or toma esto
2. (US) (Jur) to cop a plea declararse culpable de un delito menor para obtener una sentencia más leve
3. (US) [+ drugs] → comprar
C. CPD cop shop N (Brit) → comisaría f
cop off with VI + PREP (Brit) → liarse con, ligar con, enrollarse con (Sp)
cop out VI + ADVescabullirse, rajarse

cop

[ˈkɒp]
n
(= policeman) → flic m
it's not much cop (British)ce n'est pas terrible
vt
to cop it (British) (= get into trouble) → morfler cop car n (= police car) → voiture f de police

cop

n
(inf: = policeman) → Polizist(in) m(f), → Bulle m (pej inf); to play cops and robbersRäuber und Gendarm spielen
(Brit inf: = arrest) it’s a fair copjetzt hats mich erwischt (inf)
(Brit inf) it’s not much copdas ist nichts Besonderes
vt (inf: = catch) sbschnappen (inf), → erwischen (inf); clout, thumpfangen (inf); he copped one right on the noseer fing eine genau auf der Nase (inf); when they found out he didn’t have a licence he really copped it (Brit) → als sie herausfanden, dass er keinen Führerschein hatte, war er dran (inf); hey, cop a load of this!he, hör dir das mal an! (inf)

cop

[kɒp] (fam)
1. n
a. (policeman) → poliziotto/a
to play at cops and robbers → giocare a guardie e ladri
b. it's not much cop (Brit) → non è un granché
2. vt to cop itbuscarle
cop out vi + adv (fam) → piantare tutto
to cop out of sth → tirarsi indietro da qc

cop

(kop) noun
a slang abbreviation of copper2.

cop

شُرْطيّ policajt politimand Bulle αστυνομικός poli, policía kyttä flic policajac poliziotto 警官 경찰 smeris snut glina agente da polícia, policial полицейский snut ตำรวจ aynasız cảnh sát 警察
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