Translation of cop in Spanish:


poli, n.

Pronunciation /kɑp//kɒp/



  • 1

    (police officer)
    poli masculine informal
    tira masculine Mexico informal
    cana masculine River Plate slang
    cachaco masculine Peru informal
    cachaca feminine Peru informal
    paco masculine Chile informal
    paca feminine Chile informal
    the cops (police) la tira Mexico derogatory informal slang
    • to play cops and robbers jugar a policías y ladrones
    • They had all been pestered by the police before, of course, but what teenage boy hadn't pulled some stupid stunt to get the cops on there backs?
    • Basic cop-on tells us that if our teachers are paid less than our second hand car salesmen, we will ultimately be left with stupid kids driving fast cars.
    • There are so many cops on the streets it seems logical that this would've happened eventually.
    • Jerry Vick I think probably was the most effective vice cop I've ever seen.
    • Perhaps we need some courtesy cops on the motorways today.
    • The public really do feel reassured when they see cops out on the streets.
    • So, why not allow cops to take a DNA sample from criminal suspects?
    • I spent most of my career as a prosecutor trying to weed out cops like this.
    • The time has come for a large dose of cop-on to be delivered.
    • It reminds me of how on a certain Illinois highway, the cops would park a patrol car in a visible area on the side of the road.
    • I felt sorry for the shivering cops out there, it wasn't their idea to shut things down, I guess.
    • Its cop-on factor is higher than many other listening posts sourced from around Ireland.
    • Many residents, say group members, pleaded with the cops to crack down on the drug dealers long before the recent shootings.
    • For a professional footballer, any footballer for that matter, to admit that he waited over three years to pay an opponent back for standing over him and sneering, to me, shows a lack of basic cop-on.
    • He dodged the cops by monitoring police scanners to spy on the very people who were tracking him.
    • Three cops sat on the table next to it, watching him.
    • But there is nothing to say that cops can't monitor people while obscured by alleyway shadows.
    • Sam had almost killed the cops for not having patrol cars all around.
    • So what's an ordinary citizen, or cop or government official to do with that in mind?
    • It's a shame to see they still haven't had the cop-on to sort out the ticketing system.
    • Finally, when he wouldn't be convinced by simple police reports, the cops let him see the evidence.
    • In this photo, the man who always boasted that cops could never infiltrate his gang was actually posing with several undercover agents.
    • This was roundly contradicted by the top cop responsible for traffic policing.
    • What was the compelling news value of the news helicopter's pursuit of the car after cops broke off their chase?
    • As of this morning, the area around the Japanese embassy is still heavily policed by regular cops and Armed Police with riot gear.

transitive verb

  • 1US

    • In the States, his choreography copped a Bessie award - given for contemporary dance and dance theater.
    • With the increased risk of being caught, people no longer dared either to cop a free ride or to carry a weapon.
    • He was the top sprinter at the recent National Championships and copped the MVP award.
    • He copped several A-level awards, including best all round student.
    • Some of us have been watching television all our lives without copping an England team victory in a global event and without seriously suspecting we ever would.
    • Williams also copped the award for Academic Excellence and subject prizes for Biology and French.
    • New Park's players copped the other awards.
    • One of its distinguished principals, designer Peter Minshall, copped this country's first Grammy Award, albeit for work done abroad.
    • It was her second Juno, following the Best Female Newcomer award she copped in 2001.
    • Besides, even if you were to cop that kiss, you would not magically get A's or stop daydreaming.
    • He copped the award for the Most Outstanding Academic Performance, while Jeremiah Bishop received the Principal's Spirit Award.
    • On February 20, it copped the audience award for best feature film at the Belize Film Festival.
  • 2British informal

    (receive, get)
    he copped a whack on the head se llevó un porrazo en la cabeza informal
  • 3British informal

    (catch, seize)
    pillar informal
    pescar informal
  • 4informal

    afanar slang
    volar Mexico informal