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

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    Re: Cop

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

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    Re: Cop

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

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    Re: Cop

    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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    Re: Cop

    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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    Re: Cop

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

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