To cope is to successfully manage something difficult or challenging.(verb)
See cope in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME coupen < OFr coper, colper, to strike < colp, coup
See cope in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb coped coped, cop·ing, copes
Origin: Middle English copen, coupen, to strike
Origin: , from Old French couper
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *colpāre
Origin: , from Late Latin colpus, blow; see coup.
Origin: Middle English cope
Origin: , from Old English -cāp
Origin: , from Medieval Latin cāpa, cloak
Origin: , from Late Latin cappa.
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