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cope vb. (1 and 2 not pre-S.; 3 only S.)
1. intr. to come into contact “with,” have to do “with” Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 437 “The royal fool thou cop'st with,” Ham. III. ii. 60, Lucr. 99.
2. trans. to meet, encounter AYL. II. i. 67 “I love to him in these sullen fits,” H8 I. ii. 78, Troil. I. ii. 34, Lr. V. iii. 126 (Qq “ withal”), Oth. IV. i. 87, Ven. 888 “who shall cope him first.”
3. to match (a thing) “with” (an equivalent) Mer.V. IV. i. 413.
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