cop to

phrasal verb

copped to; copping to; cops to
US slang
: to admit to doing (something)
He agreed to cop to a misdemeanor.

Examples of cop to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This led the cops to obtain a warrant for the surveillance footage and other evidence. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2024 Biden seems eager to goad Trump to either defend his longstanding position or cop to a monumental flip-flop. Philip Elliott, TIME, 2 Apr. 2024 On his last mission, Hole has to partner with a corrupt cop to investigate the murder of a woman. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 18 Mar. 2024 Science has its vaunted self-corrective impulse, but even so, few working scientists—and fewer still of those who gain significant renown—will ever really cop to their mistakes. Daniel Engber, The Atlantic, 28 Mar. 2024 Camila Cabello copped to being a proponent of getting back with your ex and discussed her own brief but public reconciliation with longtime boyfriend Shawn Mendes during an appearance on Call Her Daddy. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 6 Mar. 2024 The Grammy winner copped to the mistake on X (formerly Twitter) shortly after the episode aired. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024 But the whole sequence is impressively ugly, and Danvers’ response — putting Leah in a jail cell and refusing entreaties by the other cops to stop being so tough on the kid — is even uglier. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2024 Yes, John Harbaugh will cop to having some Taylor Swift songs on his phone. Noah Trister, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024

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“Cop to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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