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cop out

verb

Definition of cop out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to back out (as of an unwanted responsibility) <cop out on jury duty>

  3. 2 :  to avoid or neglect problems, responsibilities, or commitments <accused the mayor of copping out on the issue>



Examples of cop out in a sentence

  1. <don't cop out on your promise to pay for the damage>



1952

First Known Use of cop out

1952


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