Cop - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɑːp|  American pronunciation of the word cop
Brit.  |kɒp|  British pronunciation of the word cop


- uncomplimentary terms for a policeman (syn: bull, copper, fuzz, pig)


- take by theft (syn: glom, hook, knock off, snitch, thieve)
- take into custody (syn: apprehend, arrest, collar, nab, nail, pick up)

Extra examples

I managed to cop an invitation.

He copped the idea from me.

They expected me to cop all the blame!

He copped the full force of the blow.

He copped Joe as he was coming out of the granary.

He pulled out his badge and said he was a cop.

I copped all the blame for what happened.

Can I cop a cigarette from you?

Phrasal verbs

cop out  — choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cop
he/she/it: cops
present participle: copping
past tense: copped
past participle: copped
singular: cop
plural: cops
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