cop hold of (someone or something)

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cop hold of (someone or something)

To begin holding someone or something. Primarily heard in UK. After months apart, I can't wait to cop hold of my boyfriend at the airport. Cop hold of that end of the banner, will you?
See also: cop, hold, of

cop hold of

take hold of. British
A slang word meaning ‘catch’, cop probably originated in northern English dialect.
See also: cop, hold, of