Cope - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəʊp|  American pronunciation of the word cope
Brit.  |kəʊp|  British pronunciation of the word cope


- brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall (syn: coping, header)
- a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions


- succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available (syn: contend, deal, get by, grapple, make out, manage)

Extra examples

...committed their nefarious deeds under the dark cope of night...

I can't cope with such a pile of work this weekend.

Sometimes I find it hard to cope.

He coped quite well as manager while still captaining the team.

She feared she wouldn't be able to cope with two new babies.

Local authorities have to cope with the problems of homelessness.

No system is designed to cope with the floods we have had this year.

My computer can cope with huge amounts of data.

How is Mary coping with Jim's mother?

...fore the baby's arrival, the young couple had been able to cope with their problems...

...lorn beyond all description, the widow struggled to cope with her crushing grief...

The hardest thing to cope with was the severance from his family.

She had the skill to cope with a difficult job.

I find it hard to cope with change.

I was in no condition to cope with a train journey.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cope
he/she/it: copes
present participle: coping
past tense: coped
past participle: coped
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