Meaning of “cope” in the English Dictionary


"cope" in English

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copeverb [ I ]

uk /kəʊp/ us /koʊp/

B2 to deal successfully with a difficult situation:

It must be really hard to cope with three young children and a job.
It's only been a year since he died - how's she coping?
He had so much pressure on him in his job that eventually he just couldn't cope.

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(Definition of “cope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cope" in American English

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copeverb [ I ]

us /koʊp/

to deal with problems or difficulties, esp. with a degree of success:

Inside homes, many residents coped with broken glass and collapsed walls and chimneys.
Victims cope with feelings of anxiety, pain, anger, and fear.

(Definition of “cope” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)