- (intransitive) followed by with: to contend (against)
- (intransitive) to deal successfully with or handle a situation; manage: she coped well with the problem
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
- [~ + with + object] to struggle on fairly even terms or with some success: I will try to cope with his rudeness.
- [no object] to deal with responsibilities calmly: After his breakdown he couldn't cope any longer.
- a large ceremonial cloak worn at solemn liturgical functions by priests of certain Christian sects
- any covering shaped like a cope
- (transitive) to dress (someone) in a cope
- to provide (a wall) with a coping
- another name for coping