cop

cop
cop1 S3 [kɔp US ka:p] n
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: copper 'police officer' (19-21 centuries), from COP2 'to arrest' (19-20 centuries)]
1.) informal a police officer
the local cop
a narcotics cop
He pulled out his badge and said he was a cop.
2.) not be much cop
BrE informal to not be very good
They say he's not much cop as a coach.
3.) it's a fair cop
BrE spoken used humorously when someone has discovered that you have done something wrong and you want to admit it
cop 2
cop2 past tense and past participle copped present participle copping
v [T] spoken informal
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: Perhaps from Dutch kapen 'to steal', from Frisian kapia 'to take away']
1.) cop itBrE
a) to be punished or spoken to angrily because you have done something wrong
You'll cop it when Mum finds out!
b) to be killed
2.) BrE to receive something, especially something that you do not want
I copped all the blame for what happened.
3.) cop hold of sth
BrE used to tell someone to hold something
Cop hold of the other end, will you?
4.) cop an attitude
AmE to behave in a way that is not nice, especially by showing that you think you are better or more intelligent than other people
5.) cop a feel
AmE to touch someone in a sexual way when they do not want you to
6.) cop a plea
AmE to agree to say you are guilty of a crime in order to receive a less severe punishment
Dunn copped a plea to avoid going to jail.
7.) cop a buzz
AmE to feel the effects of taking illegal drugs or drinking alcohol
cop off phr v
to meet someone and start a sexual relationship with them
cop off with
The hero falls in love with Dee but eventually cops off with the more desirable Clare.
cop out phr v
to not do something that someone thinks you should do
As far as I'm concerned, she's copped out and joined the rat race.
→↑cop-out

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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