cop

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
cop

Plural
cops

  1. (slang) A cop is a police officer.
    The cop cited the driver for speeding.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
cop

Third-person singular
cops

Past tense
copped

Past participle
copped

Present participle
copping

  1. (informal) If someone cops someone else or something, they capture them; they take them.
  2. (slang) (intransitive) If someone cops to a crime, they admit to doing it; they confess.

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