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English definition of “cop”

cop

noun uk   /kɒp/ us    /kɑːp/

cop noun (POLICE)

[C] (UK informal also copper) informal a police officer: Quick, run - there's a cop coming!People who work for the police service

cop noun (QUALITY)

not much cop slang not very good: His last book wasn't much cop.Not good enough

cop noun (CRIME)

[S] → it's a fair copJustice and fairness

cop

verb [T] uk   /kɒp/ us    /kɑːp/ (-pp-)

cop verb [T] (CRIME)

UK slang to arrest someone for a crime: He was copped for driving without a licence last week.Arresting and charging

cop verb [T] (TAKE)

slang to take or hold: Cop (hold of) that, would you - I can't carry both myself.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
Phrasal verbs
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