cope

[[t]ko͟ʊp[/t]]
♦♦♦
copes, coping, coped
1) VERB If you cope with a problem or task, you deal with it successfully.

[V with n/-ing] It was amazing how my mother coped with bringing up three children on less than three pounds a week...

The problems were an annoyance, but we managed to cope.

Syn:
2) VERB If you have to cope with an unpleasant situation, you have to accept it or bear it.

[V with n/-ing] Never before has the industry had to cope with war and recession at the same time...

[V with n/-ing] She has had to cope with losing all her previous status and money.

Syn:
3) VERB If a machine or a system can cope with something, it is large enough or complex enough to deal with it satisfactorily.

[V with n] New blades have been designed to cope with the effects of dead insects...

[V with n] The country's prisons are filled with drug-takers, and cannot cope with the numbers...

The speed of economic change has been so great that the tax-collecting system has been unable to cope.

4) N-COUNT A cope is a long sleeveless piece of clothing worn by some Christian priests on special occasions.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • COPE (E. D.) — COPE EDWARD DRINKER (1840 1897) Paléontologiste américain. Après avoir enseigné à Haverford College de 1864 à 1867, Edward Cope consacre plus de vingt années de sa vie à des expéditions scientifiques dans l’Amérique du Nord et l’Amérique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cope — [ koup ] verb intransitive *** 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 her injuries, she s coping remarkably well. cope with: a seminar on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cope — cope; cope·man; cope·mate; cope·stone; glau·cope; …   English syllables

  • Cope — Cope, v. t. 1. To bargain for; to buy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make return for; to requite; to repay. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] three thousand ducats due unto the Jew, We freely cope your courteous pains withal. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To match… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cope — Cope, v. i. To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Some bending down and coping toward the earth. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cope — Cope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coped} (k[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coping}.] [OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from D. koopen to buy, orig., to bargain. See {Cheap}.] 1. To exchange or barter. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To encounter;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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