Meaning of “copy” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /ˈkɒpi/
A lot of high street shops copy designs from famous labels.I used to copy his maths homework when we were at school.She copies her older sister a lot.She'd copied part of an essay she'd found on the Internet.the illegal practice of copying CDs

A2 to produce something that is similar or exactly the same as something else:

Copy the file onto disk.
The design was copied from the American model.

B2 to behave like someone else:

He likes to copy his older brother.
CHEAT [ I, T ]

B2 to cheat by looking at and using someone else's work:

She copied his answers.

(Definition of “copy verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)