co-op

[n., adv. koh-op; v. koh-op, koh-op]
noun
1.
a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc.
verb (used with object), co-oped, co-oping.
2.
to place in a cooperative arrangement, especially to convert (an apartment or building) to a cooperative.
Idioms
3.
go co-op, to convert to a cooperative: Our apartment building is going co-op.

Origin:
1860–65; shortened form

co-oper, noun

co-op, coop, co-opt, coupe.
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coop

[koop, koop]
noun
1.
an enclosure, cage, or pen, usually with bars or wires, in which fowls or other small animals are confined for fattening, transportation, etc.
2.
any small or narrow place.
3.
Slang. a prison.
4.
Sometimes Facetious. a cooperative, especially the cooperative bookstore of a college or university.
verb (used with object)
5.
to place in or as if in a coop; confine narrowly (often followed by up or in ).
verb (used without object)
6.
Slang. (of a police officer) to park and sleep inside one's patrol car while on duty.
Idioms
7.
fly the coop, Informal. to run off; depart abruptly; escape: We stopped to see my sister, but she'd flown the coop.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English coupe basket, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian kaup wooden can; akin to Old English cȳpa basket

uncoop, verb (used with object)

co-op, coop, co-opt, coupe.

coop.

Also, co-op.
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World English Dictionary
coop1 (kuːp)
 
n
1.  a cage or small enclosure for poultry or small animals
2.  a small narrow place of confinement, esp a prison cell
3.  a wicker basket for catching fish
 
vb
4.  (tr; often foll by up or in) to confine in a restricted area
 
[C15: probably from Middle Low German kūpe basket, tub; related to Latin cūpa cask, vat]

coop or co-op2 (ˈkəʊˌɒp)
 
n
a cooperative, cooperative society, or shop run by a cooperative society
 
co-op or co-op2
 
n

coop3
 
the internet domain name for
a cooperative

coop. or co-op.
 
abbreviation for
cooperative
 
co-op. or co-op.
 
abbreviation for

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Word Origin & History

coop
O.E. cype, cypa "basket, cask," akin to M.Du. kupe, probably from L. cupa "tub, cask," from PIE *keup- "hollow mound." The verb is attested from 1560s.

co-op
1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
coop
cooperative
co-op
cooperative
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Idioms & Phrases

coop

see fly the coop.

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Example sentences
In rare instances, the coop corp does not own the land but rather, has a long
  term ground lease.
Since then one of the four eagles has flown the coop.
Our local electricity provider is a coop and took a while to figure out the
  paper works for the grid-tie.
The flooring of our coop has caused some trouble over the seasons.
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