WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
cope1 /koʊp/USA pronunciation  v. , coped, cop•ing.
  1. [+ with + object] to struggle on fairly even terms or with some success: I will try to cope with his rudeness.
  2. [no object] to deal with responsibilities calmly: After his breakdown he couldn't cope any longer.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

cope /kəʊp/ vb
  1. (intransitive) followed by with: to contend (against)
  2. (intransitive) to deal successfully with or handle a situation; manage: she coped well with the problem
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French coper to strike, cut, from coup blow; see coup1
cope /kəʊp/ n
  1. a large ceremonial cloak worn at solemn liturgical functions by priests of certain Christian sects
  2. any covering shaped like a cope
vb
  1. (transitive) to dress (someone) in a cope
Etymology: Old English cāp, from Medieval Latin cāpa, from Late Latin cappa hooded cloak; see cap
cope /kəʊp/ vb (transitive)
  1. to provide (a wall) with a coping
n
  1. another name for coping
Etymology: 17th Century: probably from French couper to cut; see cope1



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