Hospitals found themselves more able to cope with the vast number of patients suffering injuries.
Rapidly, the brothers descended into heavy drug use, not knowing how to cope on their own in the world.
We devalue the significance of memory in order to cope with the fact that our gadgets are now better at it than we are.
To help Lucien cope, Skuba, a yoga instructor and musician, began doing breathing exercises and chants with him.
In the meantime, Iranian women have to cope with highly restrictive rules and regulations.
There was no point in messing with things that undoubtedly controlled forces beyond his ability to cope with, or understand.
There was nothing on board the Maria that could cope with the enemy's guns.
The second course was altogether harmless; and in the third course the horses started aside, and would not cope.
An extensive employer of labour himself, he knew how to cope with its tactics.
She had the address—she was keen and quick, even though she was helpless to cope with the lawlessness of her mountain environment.
late 14c., "come to blows with," from Old French couper, earlier colper "hit, punch," from colp "a blow" (see coup). Meaning evolved 17c. into "handle successfully," perhaps influenced by obsolete cope "to traffic" (15c.-17c.), a word in North Sea trade, from the Flemish version of the Germanic source of English cheap. Related: Coped; coping.
cope 1 (kōp)
v. coped, cop·ing, copes
To contend with difficulties with the intent to overcome them.