[syn: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cop \Cop\ (k[o^]p), n. [AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup,
1. The top of a thing; the head; a crest. [Obs.]
Cop they used to call
The tops of many hills. --Drayton.
2. A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or
roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.
3. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
4. (Mil. Arch.) Same as Merlon.
5. A policeman. [Slang]
Cop waste, a kind of cotton waste, composed chiefly of
remnants of cops from which the greater part of the yarn
has been unwound.
[1913 Webster] copacetic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: uncomplimentary terms for a policeman [syn: bull, cop,
copper, fuzz, pig]
v 1: take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!" [syn: hook,
snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom]
2: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected
criminals" [syn: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest,
pick up, nab, cop]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "cop":
Dogberry, John Law, abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag,
bluecoat, bobby, boost, borrow, bull, cabbage, clout, complex cone,
cone, conelet, conoid, copper, cornet, crib, defraud, dick,
embezzle, extort, filch, flatfoot, flattie, funnel, fuzz, gendarme,
gumshoe, heat, hook, ice-cream cone, lift, make off with, man, nab,
nip, officer, palm, peeler, pig, pilfer, pinch, pine cone, poach,
purloin, run away with, rustle, scrounge, shamus, shoplift, snare,
snatch, snitch, steal, swindle, swipe, take, the cops, the fuzz,
the law, thieve, walk off with
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):