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verb [intransitive]     cope pronunciation in American English
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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

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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