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cop

1. tv. to take or steal something. (Originally underworld.) Somebody copped the statue from the town square.
2. n. a theft. (Underworld.) They pulled the cop in broad daylight.
3. n. a police officer. (From sense 1) The cop wasn’t in any mood to put up with any monkey business.
4. tv. to arrest someone. (see also copped.) They copped Sam with the evidence right on him.
5. n. an arrest. It was a smooth cop. No muss, no fuss.
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Investigation of this incident demonstrated that the elements of an attempted suicide by cop were present.
When CoPs succeed, we all benefit, not only at Keyport but throughout the greater community of the Department of the Navy
In NYPD Blue, he repeatedly asks us to see urban life through the eyes of the cops.
This fact brings the white cops to Harlem in full racist force: "'Rope off this whole goddamned area,' the sergeant said.
The principals are still cops, but the way they think and talk is not so different from the way we ourselves have been taught to think and talk - once you get past the superficial nods to class and race differences in the accents and slang words.
Dragnet had a blue-collar feel to it; the working men and women on today's cop shows are undoubtedly white-collar workers.
It is the beat cops who make the difference--often a huge difference.
Bruce Cabral spent 23 years as a New York cop before becoming director of driving instruction at Georgia's police academy.
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) wants to ensure that the PM CoP really belongs to the PM Community, not just a few editors.
The success of this initial COP program became clear when the following spring, the parents of the children on the softball teams held an end-of-season picnic and invited the FBI volunteers as honored guests.
But when the cop got shot by Yogi, everybody went crazy.
When they do, everyone from politicians to the press sings their praises, emphasizing the remarkable results COP programs often obtain.
KARACHI -- Seven cops were targeted and martyred in just seven minutes in two terror acts in Bangla Bazar area and Sector No.
We have Cops with Cameras, Cops in the Sky, Cops with Dogs, Cops with this and Cops with that.
FROM the very beginning, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to raise trash fees to hire 1,000 more cops was questionable.