cop a plea Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “cop a plea” in the English Dictionary

"cop a plea" in British English

See all translations

cop a plea

informal US
to admit to having committed a crime in order to avoid being punished for a more serious crime
(Definition of cop a plea from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cop a plea”
in Chinese (Simplified) 承认有罪以求轻判…
in Chinese (Traditional) 承認有罪以求輕判…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day


to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More