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What does "cop out" mean?

Vocabulary Word: cop out

1. Definition (v.) avoid responsibilities or problems; take the easy way out instead of working hard for something

Examples Anne says she’s too tired to help clean up, but I think she’s just copping out.

2. Definition (n.) excuse given to get out of doing something

Examples Mike told me he was busy, but that’s just a cop out. He doesn’t have any plans!

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