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cop

Pronunciation: /kɑːp; kɒp/

Translation of cop in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 (arrest) (British English/inglés británico) [dated or hum] it's a fair cop pues sí señor, me ha agarrado or (especially Spain/especialmente España) cogido
  • 3 (good, use) (British English/inglés británico) to be not much cop no ser* nada del otro mundo or del otro jueves [colloquial/familiar], no valer* gran cosa

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1.1 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (win) llevarse 1.2 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (receive, get) he copped a whack on the head se llevó un porrazo en la cabeza [colloquial/familiar] cop (a load of) this/him/her! ¡no te lo/la pierdas! [colloquial/familiar] to cop it (British English/inglés británico) you'll cop it if they find out como se enteren, estás arreglado or te vas a llevar una buena [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 (catch, seize) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], agarrar, pillar [colloquial/familiar], pescar* [colloquial/familiar] cop hold of this a minute ¿me tienes esto un momento? 1.4 (steal) [colloquial/familiar] afanar [slang/argot], volar* (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

cop out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[slang/argot] rajarse [colloquial/familiar], evadirse to cop out of sth [of responsibility/task] escabullirse* de algo, sacarle* el cuerpo a algo [colloquial/familiar]

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The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.