cope with

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cope with (third-person singular simple present copes with, present participle coping with, simple past and past participle coped with)

  1. (transitive) To come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.
    She finds her mental illness very difficult to cope with.
    The government should implement this policy to cope with this serious problem.
    • 2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, in Guardian[1]:
      Most staff do not have the skills to cope with such challenging patients, who too often receive "impersonal" care and suffer from boredom, the first National Audit of Dementia found. It says hospitals should introduce "dementia champions.
    • 2022 January 12, Paul Clifton, “Network News: Emergency timetables as absences surge due to COVID”, in RAIL, number 948, page 6:
      Most train operators have reduced services with emergency timetables, as they struggle to cope with a rapid increase in staff absences due to the Omicron variant of COVID.

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