- 1A children’s game of hiding and chasing, in which the participants pretend to be police and criminals.More example sentences
- He would listen to me, and the kids started a game of cops and robbers, unbeknownst to us, of course.
- Four kindergartners at Wilson Elementary School in Sayreville, N.J., were suspended for three days for playing a make-believe game of cops and robbers during recess, using their fingers as guns.
- Using whatever farm tools came to hand inventing a boy's game of cops and robbers and knights in sturdy farm armour, the mask was to fight all the natural foes, bush fire, drought, loneliness.
- 1.1A simplistic polarization of the conflict between criminals and police, seen virtually as a game; a lifestyle centered around this: to him this could be a lark, a bit of cops and robbersMore example sentences
- Fighting terror was judged, at the top, to be a dangerous form of cops and robbers, not a nuanced, intricate war.
- Yet there she was in that bank, playing cops and robbers.
- Unless, of course, improving sales weakens your hand in demanding ever stricter copyright rules and legitimises your playing cops and robbers.