copy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒpi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkɑpi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kopē)


Inflections of 'copy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": copies
Inflections of 'copy' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
copies
v 3rd person singular
copying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
copied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
copied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

copy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a physical, a paper, an electronic, a hard] copy
  2. [a certified, an original, a translated] copy of
  3. a [hardback, paperback] copy of the [book, novel]
  4. [a perfect, an exact] copy (of)
  5. [an extra, a backup, a second] copy (of)
  6. a [new, used, complete, partial] copy (of)
  7. a [neat, legible, fresh] copy
  8. a [color, black and white, double-sided] copy
  9. [buy, order, reserve] your copy [today, now]
  10. a copy of the [book, movie]
  11. sign copies of the book
  12. lend me your copy
  13. can borrow my copy
  14. let me make a quick copy
  15. (need to) make a copy of my [car, garage, house] keys
  16. make (me) [a few, a couple, five] copies
  17. can you make (me) [a few] copies?
  18. [collate, staple, organize, sort] the copies
  19. [hand, send, give] out the copies
  20. their [exam, test] answers were exact copies
  21. was a [word-for-word, verbatim] copy of
  22. write copy for a [website, magazine, newspaper]
  23. writes [the, advertising, sales] copy (for)
n as adj
  1. use a copy [machine, maker]
v
  1. copy the [article, page, document]
  2. copy (it) on a [copy machine, scanner]
  3. copy it for [the boss, him, yourself]
  4. copy a [CD, movie, DVD]
  5. [right-click, press CTRL and C] to copy
  6. copy and paste
  7. copied it from [the internet, a book, another student]
  8. copied (it) off [a friend, the internet]
  9. copied her [exam, homework, paper]
  10. copied for [personal, commercial, educational] use
  11. copied [with, without] permission
  12. [expelled, banned, barred, automatically failed] for copying
  13. [reproduced, prepared, used, duplicated, modified] and copied
  14. copied [it, the whole thing] out
  15. copy it down (neatly)
  16. UK: copy it out [in neat, neatly]
  17. copy his [lifestyle, style, clothing, movements]
  18. copy everything she says (and does)
  19. copy and mimic
  20. copy down the [notes, information]
  21. radio communications: do you copy?
  22. radio communications: copy (that)
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