Translation of cop in Spanish:
- 1 (police officer)poli (masculine or feminine) [colloquial]tira (masculine or feminine) (Mexico) [colloquial]cana (masculine or feminine) (Río de la Plata) [slang]cachaco (-ca) (masculine, feminine) (Peru) [colloquial]paco (-ca) (masculine, feminine) (Chile) [colloquial]the copsla poli [colloquial]la pasma (Spain) [slang]la tira (Mexico) [colloquial]la cana (Río de la Plata) [slang]los pacos (Chile) [colloquial]to play cops and robbersjugar a policías y ladronesExample sentences
- As of this morning, the area around the Japanese embassy is still heavily policed by regular cops and Armed Police with riot gear.
- Sam had almost killed the cops for not having patrol cars all around.
- It reminds me of how on a certain Illinois highway, the cops would park a patrol car in a visible area on the side of the road.
- For a professional footballer, any footballer for that matter, to admit that he waited over three years to pay an opponent back for standing over him and sneering, to me, shows a lack of basic cop-on.
- Basic cop-on tells us that if our teachers are paid less than our second hand car salesmen, we will ultimately be left with stupid kids driving fast cars.
- The time has come for a large dose of cop-on to be delivered.
- 2 (arrest) (British) (dated or humorous)it's a fair coppues sí señor, me ha agarradopues sí señor, me ha cogido (Spain)
transitive verb present participle copping past tense, past participle copped
- 1 (US) (win)llevarseExample sentences
- He copped several A-level awards, including best all round student.
- New Park's players copped the other awards.
- He copped the award for the Most Outstanding Academic Performance, while Jeremiah Bishop received the Principal's Spirit Award.
- 2 (esp British) [colloquial] (receive, get)he copped a whack on the headse llevó un porrazo en la cabeza [colloquial]cop (a load of) this/him/her!¡no te lo/la pierdas! [colloquial]to cop it (British) you'll cop it if they find outcomo se enteren, estás arreglado or te vas a llevar una buena [colloquial]
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