Pronunciation: (kop),[key] —v.t.,copped, cop•ping.Informal. 1. to catch; nab.
2. to steal; filch.
3. to buy (narcotics).
4. cop a plea, a. to plead guilty or confess in return for receiving a lighter sentence.
b. to plead guilty to a lesser charge as a means of bargaining one's way out of standing trial for a more serious charge; plea-bargain.
5. cop out, a. to avoid one's responsibility, the fulfillment of a promise, etc.; renege; back out (often fol. by on or of): He never copped out on a friend in need. You agreed to go, and you can't cop out now. b. cop a plea.
Pronunciation: (kop),[key] —n.Informal. a police officer.
Pronunciation: (kop),[key] —n. 1. a conical mass of thread, yarn, etc., wound on a spindle.
2. Brit. Dial.crest; tip.