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Noun: cop  kóp
  1. Uncomplimentary term for a policeman
    - bull, copper [Brit], pig, fed [Brit], rozzer [Brit]
Verb: cop (copped,copping)  kóp
  1. Take by theft
    "Someone copped my wallet!";
    - hook, snitch, thieve, knock off, glom
     
  2. Take into custody
    "the police copped the suspected criminals";
    - collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, nick [Brit], pinch [Brit]
     
  3. [N. Amer] Admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
    - make a clean breast of, own up, fess up, come clean, own, cop to [N. Amer], fess

Derived forms: copped, cops, copping

Type of: clutch, concede, confess, officer, police officer, policeman, prehend [archaic], profess, seize, steal

Encyclopedia: Cop