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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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