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cop1 British & World English

A police officer

cop2 British & World English

A conical mass of thread wound on to a spindle

cop1 English Thesaurus

the cop marched her to the station

cop2 English Thesaurus

he tried to cop out of his responsibilities

cop-on in cop1 British & World English

Shrewdness; practical intelligence

cop on British & World English

Become aware of something

cop to British & World English

Accept or admit to

cop off British & World English

Have a sexual encounter

cop out British & World English

Avoid doing something that one ought to do

cop-out British & World English

An instance of avoiding a commitment or responsibility

cop-out English Thesaurus

they sometimes use their kids as a cop-out to retreat from commitment

cop-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

cop shop British & World English

A police station

silent cop British & World English

A traffic-control device in the form of a raised dome set into a road surface at junctions and on corners to control speed and positioning

cop a feel British & World English

Fondle someone sexually, especially in a surreptitious way or without their permission

cop a plea British & World English

Engage in plea bargaining

good cop, bad cop British & World English

Used to refer to a police interrogation technique in which one officer feigns a sympathetic or protective attitude while another adopts an aggressive approach

it's a fair cop British & World English

An admission that the speaker has been caught doing wrong and deserves punishment

cop on in cop1 British & World English

Become aware of something

cop to in cop1 British & World English

Accept or admit to

cop off in cop1 British & World English

Have a sexual encounter

cop out in cop1 British & World English

Avoid doing something that one ought to do

cop a feel in cop1 British & World English

Fondle someone sexually, especially in a surreptitious way or without their permission

cop a plea in cop1 British & World English

Engage in plea bargaining

good cop, bad cop in cop1 British & World English

Used to refer to a police interrogation technique in which one officer feigns a sympathetic or protective attitude while another adopts an aggressive approach

cop out in cop2 English Thesaurus

he tried to cop out of his responsibilities

it's a fair cop in fair1 British & World English

An admission that the speaker has been caught doing wrong and deserves punishment