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cope1

 
 
pronunciation:
kop
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: copes, coping, coped
definition 1: to contend or struggle, esp. with some success (often fol. by "with").
How do you cope with the stress of this job?
synonyms:
contend, deal, get along, handle, make do, manage, struggle
similar words:
fight, grapple, shift, survive, wrestle
definition 2: to deal with problems and responsibilities, esp. in a calm or rational way.
After his wife died he just couldn't cope anymore.
synonyms:
function, manage
similar words:
hack, hold one's own, make do, make the grade, rise to the occasion, subsist
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