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Noun: cop  kóp
Usage: informal
  1. Uncomplimentary term for a policeman
    - bull [US, informal], copper [Brit, informal], pig [informal], rozzer [Brit, informal], bizzy [UK, dialect, informal], fed [Brit, informal], peeler [Brit, archaic]
Verb: cop (copped,copping)  kóp
Usage: informal
  1. Take by theft
    "Someone copped my wallet!";
    - hook [informal], snitch [informal], thieve, knock off [informal], glom [N. Amer, informal], pilfer, cabbage [informal], purloin, pinch [Brit, informal], abstract, snarf [N. Amer, informal], swipe [informal], sneak [informal], filch [informal], nobble [Brit, informal], lift, whip [Brit, informal], nick [Brit, informal], snatch [informal], blag [Brit, informal]
  2. Take into custody
    "the police copped the suspected criminals";
    - collar [informal], nail [informal], apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab [informal], pinch [Brit, informal], nick [Brit, informal]
  3. [N. Amer, informal] Admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
    - make a clean breast of, own up, fess up [informal], own, cop to [N. Amer, informal], come clean [informal], fess [informal]

Sounds like: kop

Derived forms: copping, cops, copped

Type of: bobby [Brit, informal], clutch, concede, confess, officer, plod [Brit, informal], police officer, policeman, prehend [archaic], profess, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], seize, steal

Encyclopedia: Cop, Saint-Louis-du-Sud, Haiti