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How to Pronounce Cops: Learn how to pronounce Cops in English correctly

Learn how to say Cops correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word cop:

noun
1a police officer:
a cop in a patrol car gave chase
2 (also cop-on) [mass noun] Irish shrewdness; practical intelligence:
he had the cop-on to stay clear of Hugh Thornley
verb (cops, copping, copped)
[with object]
1catch or arrest (an offender):
he was copped for speeding
incur (something unwelcome):
England’s captain copped most of the blame
(cop it) British get into trouble:
will you cop it from your dad if you get back late?
(cop it) British be killed:
he almost copped it in a horrific accident
2receive or attain (something welcome):
she copped an award for her role in the film
US obtain (an illegal drug):
he copped some hash for me
3North American strike (an attitude or pose):
I copped an attitude—I acted real tough
Phrases

cop a feel

informal fondle someone sexually, especially in a surreptitious way or without their permission.
cop hold of

[usually in imperative] British take hold of:
cop hold of the suitcase, I’m off
cop a plea

North American engage in plea bargaining.
good cop, bad cop

used to refer to a police interrogation technique in which one officer feigns a sympathetic or protective attitude while another adopts an aggressive approach:
questioners often play good cop, bad cop
figurative
the prime minister and chancellor were involved in a classic good cop, bad cop routine
it’s a fair cop

see fair1.
not much cop

British not very good:
they say he’s not much cop as a coach
Phrasal Verbs

cop off

British have a sexual encounter:
loads of girls think that guys just want to cop off with any girl
cop on

Irish
become aware of something:
she never copped on—you’ve no idea of the guilt I went through
[as imperative] used as a way of telling someone not to be so stupid:
ah, cop on, I was only messin’
cop out

avoid doing something that one ought to do:
he would not cop out of the difficult tax decisions
cop to

US accept or admit to:
there are a lot of people in the world who don’t cop to their past
Origin:

early 18th century (as a verb): perhaps from obsolete cap ‘arrest’, from Old French caper ‘seize’, from Latin capere. The noun is from copper2