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English definition of “cope”

cope

verb [I]     /kəʊp/ US  /koʊp/
B2 to deal successfully with a difficult situation: It must be difficult to cope with three small children and a job. The tyres on my car don't cope very well on wet roads. He had so much pressure on him in his job that eventually he just couldn't cope.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
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