cop (something) from (someone or something)

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cop (something) from (someone or something)

To surreptitiously take something from someone or something. Did Lizzie really cop a fancy lipstick from the department store?
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cop something from someone or something

Sl. to steal or swipe something from someone or something. Some thug copped my watch from me. Max copped food from a number of stores.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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