(to) cop off
• to make an excuse to avoid something, also used to mean to 'get off' with someone sexually.

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • cop off — ( ● cop * * * ˌcop ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they cop off he/she/it cops off present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • cop off (with somebody) — ˌcop ˈoff (with sb) f2 derived (BrE, slang) to start a sexual or romantic experience with sb • Who did he cop off with at the party? Main entry: ↑copderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • cop off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms cop off : present tense I/you/we/they cop off he/she/it cops off present participle copping off past tense copped off past participle copped off British very informal to meet someone and start a sexual… …   English dictionary

  • cop off — vb British to find a sexual partner, to pull someone. A term from the north of England that had become widespread elsewhere by the 1990s. ► Cop off ..that beautiful moment when you finally get some snog action... (Just Seventeen magazine, August… …   Contemporary slang

  • cop off — Brit. have a sexual encounter. → cop …   English new terms dictionary

  • cop off — Verb. To commune with someone sexually desirable, occasionally in so much as having sex. E.g. I copped off with a gorgeous girl last night. Orig. North England …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • cop off — verb (followed by with) To successfully engage the company of someone, usually of the opposite sex, for a period of time …   Wiktionary

  • cop — informal ► NOUN ▪ a police officer. ► VERB (copped, copping) 1) catch or arrest (an offender). 2) incur (something unwelcome). 3) (cop off) have a sexual encounter. 4) …   English terms dictionary

  • cop — cop1 S3 [kɔp US ka:p] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: copper police officer (19 21 centuries), from COP2 to arrest (19 20 centuries)] 1.) informal a police officer ▪ the local cop ▪ a narcotics cop ▪ He pull …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cop — 1 noun (C) 1 informal a police officer: a motorcycle cop 2 not be much cop BrE slang to not be very good: The film wasn t much cop, was it? 3 it s a fair cop BrE spoken humorous used when someone has discovered that you have done something wrong… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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