Adjective "cope" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(of a person) deal effectively with something difficult.
  1. 'it all got too much for me and I couldn't cope'
  2. 'I used the page to deal with my inability to cope at that moment.'
  3. 'Frank Smith related how his son was a sensitive person who did not cope well with crises.'
  4. '"I don't cope well with the unrelenting demands of professional rugby, " he said then.'
  5. 'Understanding the need for change is essential for the ability to successfully cope with these challenges.'
  6. 'How do you cope living with such a high-profile woman?'
  7. 'Hospitals across the country have been inundated with patients unable to cope at home.'
  8. 'What are the personal characteristics we need to cope effectively with rapid change?'
  9. 'In a police interview the 39-year-old unemployed man, who is not being identified for legal reasons, admitted he found it difficult to cope with the children.'
  10. 'Some young people do not cope very well with school and may end up being excluded.'
  11. 'But trouble coping with pressure is part of what drives Baker to drink.'
  12. 'At this time of year, we are at our most busiest and occasionally, we get more film in than the printer processing machine can cope with.'
  13. 'No doubt it needed beefing up so that the transmission could cope with the extra power, but I missed its former silky action.'
  14. 'Health chiefs attended a recent emergency meeting to discuss how local health services will cope with an influx of injured servicemen and women from the Gulf.'
  15. 'The manufacturing sector of British economy could not cope with a further appreciation in the strength of sterling.'
  16. 'The station had to replace its fax machine three times to cope with the flood of paper.'
  17. 'Residents said local infrastructure could not cope with so many new houses and questioned if town centre facilities were adequate for the increase in population.'
  18. 'It was no wonder traffic in the east was reduced to a snail's pace when so many people were working in the area leading to congestion which the roads and infrastructure could not cope with.'
  19. 'It soon became apparent that Reynolds rear tyre could not cope with the drying track and he was starting to lose time.'
  20. 'My main concern is how St. George's infrastructure will cope with the arrival of 2,500 passengers at once.'
  21. 'And could the Australian economy cope with a mass exodus from credit?'


A long, loose cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions.
  1. 'Here she was vested in her robes of state and was met by the bishop who was to perform the ceremony, with all the chapel Royal in their copes, the bishop mitred.'
  2. 'the outer shell of clay is called the cope'


(in building) cover (a joint or structure) with a coping.

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    1. to struggle or deal, especially on fairly even terms or with some degree of success (usually followed by with): I will try to cope with his rudeness.

    2. to face and deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties, especially successfully or in a calm or adequate manner: After his breakdown he couldn't cope any longer.

    3. Archaic. to come into contact; meet (usually followed by with). verb (used with object), coped, coping.

    4. Brit

    More examples(as adjective)

    "alliances can be cope with influxs."

    "workers can be cope with impacts."

    "trays can be cope with showers."

    "systems can be cope with demands."

    "speeches can be cope with structures."

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    (cope)Middle English (denoting a long outdoor cloak): from medieval Latin capa, variant of late Latin cappa (see cap and cape).