A string of former city vendors, subcontractors and administration insiders, who had all copped pleas, testified to the bribes.
The judges noted that he told one of the officers he had “copped some lumber.”
Big banks have copped to heinous crimes that have cost citizens billions of dollars.
JPMorgan asset advisors have copped to giving misleading, pocket-lining advice.
Not surprisingly, no one who copped to watching these domestic divas in action wanted their names used.
copped a dozen of the dirty 'Uns back there, and not one of them had the courage to put up a fight--an' me single-handed.
"Why, he copped the copper's kale," Aggie translated, glibly.
Waited for me and copped me on the topper as I came around the corner.
We were billeted at an estaminet that had copped it pretty thick.
I copped it on the high seas—flotsam and jetsam,' says the 'roughneck.'
1704, northern British dialect, "to seize, to catch," perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper "seize, to take," from Latin capere "to take" (see capable); or from Dutch kapen "to take," from Old Frisian capia "to buy," which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
Arrested: copped for stealing a baseball card
[origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately fr Latin capere ''seize,'' by way of French; police officer sense a shortening of copper; second sense ''seize, catch'' attested by 1704]