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verb [intransitive] cope pronunciation in American English /koʊp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecoping
past tensecoped
past participlecoped
  1. to deal successfully with a difficult situation or job

    There are refugees arriving all the time and we are doing our best to cope.

    Considering how bad her injuries are, she’s coping very well.

    cope with:

    a seminar on coping with stress in the workplace

    1. a.
      used about systems and machines
      cope with:

      All our vehicles are fitted with electronic safety systems designed to cope with engine failure.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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