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co-op

[n., adv. koh-op; v. koh-op, koh-op] /n., adv. ˈkoʊ ɒp; v. ˈkoʊ ɒp, koʊˈɒp/
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
1860-1865
1860-65; shortened form
Related forms
co-oper, noun
Can be confused
co-op, coop, co-opt, coupe.

coop

[koop, koo p] /kup, kʊp/
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
Related forms
uncoop, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
co-op, coop, co-opt, coupe.

coop.

Also, co-op.
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Examples for coop
  • 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.
  • Of course, each coop is free to charge whatever they want.
  • Raccoons are particularly nasty, and they're particularly clever about using their little nasty hands to get into your coop.
  • The chicken coop is at the back, partly shaded by an umbrella.
  • If you deny the sale, he goes into default and the coop loses the cash flow until the bank forecloses.
  • The rent is ten dollars a month for the room and a miserable little coop of a bedroom where the old folks sleep.
  • Engineering programs have long had students who take summer or year-long coop positions in industry.
British Dictionary definitions for coop

coop1

/kuːp/
noun
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
verb
4.
(transitive; often foll by up or in) to confine in a restricted area
Word Origin
C15: probably from Middle Low German kūpe basket, tub; related to Latin cūpa cask, vat

coop2

/ˈkəʊˌɒp/
noun
1.
a cooperative, cooperative society, or shop run by a cooperative society

coop3

abbreviation
1.
a cooperative

coop.

abbreviation
1.
cooperative
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Word Origin and History for coop
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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Slang definitions & phrases for coop

coop

noun
  1. A jail or prison (1785+)
  2. place, esp a patrol car, where police officers sleep while on duty: all the cops will be in the coop (1960s+ Police)
verb

: There were the cats, the milkmen, and the cops cooping in a police car at the corner

Related Terms

fly the coop, hencoop, in the coop, rain cats and dogs

[police senses based on earlier coop, ''any shelter used by the police to avoid the elements''; fr chicken coop]


co-op

modifier

: co-op prices/ coop apartment complex

noun

A cooperative apartment house, store, etc (1870s+)

verb

To convert an apartment or building from a rental to a cooperative unit: The old Sussex Arms got co-oped last year (1950s+)


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Related Abbreviations for coop

coop

cooperative

co-op

cooperative
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Idioms and Phrases with coop
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