copping copping  /ˈkɑ pɪŋ/


  1. (n) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  2. (v) take by theft
  3. (v) take into custody



  1. It is a startling development for a generation that has been constantly accused of tripping out or copping out with sex, drugs and violence.
  2. Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy.
  3. The copping out is a little harder to understand, because what Hills did, as far as the reader can figure it out, was to become a full-time freelance writer.


  • Lib at Large: 'Kid in the window' Odetto is now a guitarist to watch

    Tommy Odetto earned his nickname as a guitar-crazy teen who would stand outside Fairfax clubs every weekend, peering through the glass and copping licks from legendary players. The rising blues rocker and his friends will play June 9 at the 36th annual Fairfax Festival.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal


  1. "I'm not too sure how serious it is," Border said. "I mean I was at the ground yesterday and I was on that side of the ground and Harbhajan was copping a fair bit of stick from the crowd. I didn't notice any gestures at all and I thought he...
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Allan Border Source: Times Online

  2. "The pressure's been on all of us but for some reason everyone was pizzling Timmy," Hindmarsh said. "Timmy wasn't out there playing by himself, we were all accountable for the losses. I think Timmy was a bit unfairly done by copping what he...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Nathan Hindmarsh Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I feel for (Ponting) as he has been copping it from all angles and all because he went away from what he does best - attack," Warne wrote Wednesday, the morning after Ponting and the Australian squad returned from its 2-0 loss in India. "But...
    on Nov 11, 2008 By: Shane Warne Source: International Herald Tribune

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