cope verb

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