View Poll Results: He thought it might be very difficult, so he copped ____ and took the easiest course.

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    thanks tdol, i find it useful. So the answer is out right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silversea
    thanks tdol, i find it useful. So the answer is out right?
    It certainly is.

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    cop out (of something) (informal) to avoid or stop doing something that you should do because you are afraid, lazy, etc.: You’re not going to cop out at the last minute, are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    cop out (of something) (informal) to avoid or stop doing something that you should do because you are afraid, lazy, etc.: You’re not going to cop out at the last minute, are you?
    So, would you compare "to cop out" with "to give up"? Aren't both phrasal verbs identical in meanings? Thanks for the help.

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    How can I distinguish "keep up with" and "catch up with"? Thank you so much!

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