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

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

    Young people especially find it difficult to cope with death.

    cope with:

    a seminar on coping with stress in the workplace

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

      electronic safety systems designed to cope with engine failure


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