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Pronunciation: (kop), [key]
v.t., copped, cop•ping. Informal.
1. to catch; nab.
2. to steal; filch.
3. to buy (narcotics).
4. cop a plea,
a. to plead guilty or confess in return for receiving a lighter sentence.
b. to plead guilty to a lesser charge as a means of bargaining one's way out of standing trial for a more serious charge; plea-bargain.
5. cop out,
a. to avoid one's responsibility, the fulfillment of a promise, etc.; renege; back out (often fol. by on or of): He never copped out on a friend in need. You agreed to go, and you can't cop out now.
b. cop a plea.


Pronunciation: (kop), [key]
n. Informal.
a police officer.


Pronunciation: (kop), [key]
1. a conical mass of thread, yarn, etc., wound on a spindle.
2. Brit. Dial.crest; tip.


1. Copernican.
2. Coptic.


1. copper.
2. copyright; copyrighted.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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