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cop out

slang
phrasal verb with cop uk   /kɒp/  us   /kɑːp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
to avoid doing something that you should do or that you have promised to do because you are frightened, shy, or you think it is too difficult: She copped out of the parachute jump at the last minute with some feeble excuse.
Translations of “cop out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃避,退出…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃避,退出…
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