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English noun: cop

1. cop (person) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Synonymsbull, copper, fuzz, pig

Broader (hypernym)officer, police officer, policeman

Domain usagecolloquialism

English verb: cop

1. cop (possession) take by theft

SamplesSomeone snitched my wallet!.

Synonymsglom, hook, knock off, snitch, thieve

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)steal

2. cop (contact) take into custody

SamplesThe police nabbed the suspected criminals.

Synonymsapprehend, arrest, collar, nab, nail, pick up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

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