|Origin:||Perhaps from Dutch kapen 'to steal', from Frisian kapia 'to take away'|
cop2 past tense and past participle copped, present participle copping [transitive] spoken informal
1 British English
to be punished or spoken to angrily because you have done something wrong:
You'll cop it when Mum finds out!
to be killed
2 British English
to receive something, especially something that you do not want:
I copped all the blame for what happened.
3 British English
used to tell someone to hold something:
Cop hold of the other end, will you?
4 American English
to behave in a way that is not nice, especially by showing that you think you are better or more intelligent than other people
5 American English
to touch someone in a sexual way when they do not want you to
6 American EnglishSC
to agree to say you are guilty of a crime in order to receive a less severe punishment:
Dunn copped a plea to avoid going to jail.
7 American English
to feel the effects of taking illegal drugs or drinking alcohol
cop offphrasal verb
cop off with
The hero eventually cops off with the princess.
cop outphrasal verb
As far as I'm concerned, she's copped out and joined the rat race.