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Cop it definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
phrase [VERB inflects]
If you cop it, someone punishes you or speaks to you angrily because you have done something wrong.
[British, informal] Motel owners and restaurant managers copped it for neglecting their clients.
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Every week one boss or another seems to cop anyone steps out of line under him, they’ll cop more often than not, his teammates are the ones who cop meone, surely, was going to cop it. I wasn’t best pleased to get spat at and cop it in the nically, of course, if fans encroach upon the field of play then the home side cop it for having failed to prevent the incursion.
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Copped definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
copped in British English
past participle of verb, past tense of verb
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verbWord forms: cops, copping or copped (transitive)
7. Also: cop it
you’ll cop a clout if you do that!
8. See cop it sweet
Word originC18: (vb) perhaps from obsolete cap to arrest, from Old French caper to seize; sense 1, back formation from copper2
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Scrabble scorefor ‘copped’:13
Copped it – definition of copped it by The Free Dictionary
cop 1 (kŏp)n. Informal1. A police officer. 2. One that regulates certain behaviors or actions: “Faced with the world recession of the early 1980s,… the World Bank… became a stern economic taskmaster and cop” (Richard J. Barnet) 2 (kŏp) Slang tr. v. copped, cop·ping, cops1. a. To get hold of; gain or win: a show that copped four awards; copped a ticket to the game. b. To perceive by one of the senses: “copped a quick look at the gentleman… on the right” (Gail Sheehy). To take unlawfully or without permission; rasal Verb: cop out To avoid fulfilling a commitment or responsibility; renege: copped out on my friends; copped out by ducking the cop a feel To fondle someone sexually in a surreptitious way. cop a plea To plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid standing trial for a more serious charge. [Probably variant of cap, to catch, from Old French caper, from Latin capere; see capture. ]cop3cop 3 (kŏp)n. 1. A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle. Chiefly British A summit or crest, as of a hill. [Middle English, summit, from Old English. ]American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights (kɒp) n2. Brit an arrest (esp in the phrase a fair cop)3. an instance of plagiarismvb (tr), cops, copping or copped4. to seize or catch5. to steal6. (Recreational Drugs) to buy, steal, or otherwise obtain (illegal drugs). Compare score267. Also: cop it to suffer (a punishment): you’ll cop a clout if you do that!. 8. cop it sweet slanga. to accept a penalty without complaintb. to have good fortune[C18: (vb) perhaps from obsolete cap to arrest, from Old French caper to seize; sense 1, back formation from copper2]cop (kɒp) n1. (Textiles) a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle2. chiefly dialect the top or crest, as of a hill[Old English cop, copp top, summit, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old English copp cup]cop (kɒp) nslang (usually used with a negative) Brit worth or value: that work is not much cop. [C19: n use of cop1 (in the sense: to catch, hence something caught, something of value)]COP (in New Zealand) abbreviation for (Education) Certificate of Proficiency: a pass in a university subjectCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014cop1 (kɒp) v. t. copped, cop•ping. Informal. to catch; nab. to steal; filch. 3. cop out, to renege on a promise; avoid a responsibility. Idioms: cop a plea, to plea-bargain. [1695–1705; compare cap (obsolete) to arrest, Scots cap to seize « dial. Old French caper to take, ultimately < Latin capere] cop2 (kɒp) n. a person who seeks to regulate a specified behavior, activity, practice, etc. : character cops. [1855–60; compare copper2] cop3 (kɒp) n. a conical mass of thread or yarn wound on a spindle. Brit. Dial. crest; tip. [before 1000; Middle English, Old English cop tip, top] Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights pPast participle: coppedGerund: coppingImperativecopcopPresentI copyou cophe/she/it copswe copyou copthey copPreteriteI coppedyou coppedhe/she/it coppedwe coppedyou coppedthey coppedPresent ContinuousI am coppingyou are coppinghe/she/it is coppingwe are coppingyou are coppingthey are coppingPresent PerfectI have coppedyou have coppedhe/she/it has coppedwe have coppedyou have coppedthey have coppedPast ContinuousI was coppingyou were coppinghe/she/it was coppingwe were coppingyou were coppingthey were coppingPast PerfectI had coppedyou had coppedhe/she/it had coppedwe had coppedyou had coppedthey had coppedFutureI will copyou will cophe/she/it will copwe will copyou will copthey will copFuture PerfectI will have coppedyou will have coppedhe/she/it will have coppedwe will have coppedyou will have coppedthey will have coppedFuture ContinuousI will be coppingyou will be coppinghe/she/it will be coppingwe will be coppingyou will be coppingthey will be coppingPresent Perfect ContinuousI have been coppingyou have been coppinghe/she/it has been coppingwe have been coppingyou have been coppingthey have been coppingFuture Perfect ContinuousI will have been coppingyou will have been coppinghe/she/it will have been coppingwe will have been coppingyou will have been coppingthey will have been coppingPast Perfect ContinuousI had been coppingyou had been coppinghe/she/it had been coppingwe had been coppingyou had been coppingthey had been coppingConditionalI would copyou would cophe/she/it would copwe would copyou would copthey would copPast ConditionalI would have coppedyou would have coppedhe/she/it would have coppedwe would have coppedyou would have coppedthey would have coppedCollins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011ThesaurusAntonymsRelated - uncomplimentary terms for a policemancolloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet! "steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation" - take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"Based on WordNet 3. 0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex pnounInformal. A member of a law-enforcement agency:Informal: rb1. Slang. To take (another's property) without permission:2. To obtain possession or control of:phrasal verbcop outSlang. To abandon a former position or commitment: The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights anslationspoldapolicajtpanserpolitibetjentpolitimandstrisserkyttäpolicajaczsarulögga, lögreglumaîur警官경찰kifeljcsnutตำรวจcảnh sátcop [kɒp]A. N1. (= policeman) → poli m (Sp), cana m (S. Cone) the cops → la pasma (Sp), la cana (S. Cone) cops and robbers (= game) → policías y ladrones2. (Brit) it's not much cop → no es gran cosait's a fair cop! → ¡está bien! B. VT1. (Brit) (= catch) [+ person] → pescar, pillar; [+ beating, fine] → ganarsehe copped six months → se cargó seis mesesyou'll cop it! → ¡te la vas a ganar! I copped it from the headmaster → el director me puso como un trapocop this! → ¡hay que ver esto! cop hold of this → coge (Sp) or toma esto2. (US) (Jur) to cop a plea declararse culpable de un delito menor para obtener una sentencia más leveC. CPD cop shop N (Brit) → comisaría fcop off with VI + PREP (Brit) → liarse con, ligar con, enrollarse con (Sp) Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005cop [ˈkɒp] n (= policeman) → flic m it's not much cop (British) → ce n'est pas terriblevtto cop it (British) (= get into trouble) → morfler cop car n (= police car) → voiture f de policeCollins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005cop n (Brit inf: = arrest) it’s a fair cop → jetzt hats mich erwischt (inf) (Brit inf) it’s not much cop → das ist nichts Besonderes vt (inf: = catch) sb → schnappen (inf), → erwischen (inf); clout, thump → fangen (inf); he copped one right on the nose → er fing eine genau auf der Nase (inf); when they found out he didn’t have a licence he really copped it (Brit) → als sie herausfanden, dass er keinen Führerschein hatte, war er dran (inf); hey, cop a load of this! → he, hör dir das mal an! (inf)Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007cop [kɒp] (fam)1. nb. it's not much cop (Brit) → non è un granchéCollins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995cop (kop) noun a slang abbreviation of copper2. Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries → شُرْطيّ policajt politimand Bulle αστυνομικός poli, policía kyttä flic policajac poliziotto 警官 경찰 smeris snut glina agente da polícia, policial полицейский snut ตำรวจ aynasız cảnh sát 警察Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
Frequently Asked Questions about what does copped mean
What does the word copped it mean?
phrase [VERB inflects] If you cop it, someone punishes you or speaks to you angrily because you have done something wrong. [British, informal] Motel owners and restaurant managers copped it for neglecting their clients. See full dictionary entry for cop.
Is copped British slang?
Definition of ‘copped’ 1. a police officer. 2. British. an arrest (esp in the phrase a fair cop)
Where does copped it come from?
[Probably variant of cap, to catch, from Old French caper, from Latin capere; see capture.]