ADV. admirably, well She copes very well under pressure. | adequately Will the prison system cope adequately with the increasing numbers of prisoners? | easily
VERB + COPE be able/unable to, can/can't She is unable to cope with her increasing workload. He felt that he couldn't cope any longer. | have to She had to cope without any help. | learn to | struggle to, try to struggling to cope with the demands of a new baby | be difficult to
PREP. with Some people find unemployment very difficult to cope with.
PHRASES sb's ability to cope, a way of coping a way of coping with bereavement