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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!

cop noun (QUALITY)

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

cop noun (CRIME)

[S] →  it's a fair cop

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.

cop verb [T] (TAKE)

slang to take or hold: Cop (hold of) that, would you - I can't carry both myself.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “cop”
in Arabic ضابِط شُرطة…
in Korean 경찰…
in Malaysian polis…
in French flic…
in Turkish polis…
in Italian sbirro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 警官…
in Russian полицейский…
in Polish gliniarz, glina…
in Vietnamese viết tắt của từ copper (đồng)…
in Spanish poli…
in Portuguese tira, policial…
in Thai ตำรวจ…
in German der Bulle (umgsp. Polizist)…
in Catalan poli…
in Japanese 警官, お巡りさん…
in Indonesian polisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警官…
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