copy verb

1 make a copy

ADV. illegally illegally copied software

PREP. from, onto Data can be copied from the computer onto floppy disks.

2 write sth down exactly

ADV. carefully, laboriously, painstakingly | down, out I copied down several phone numbers from the list. laboriously copying out an old manuscript

PREP. from, into She copied all the addresses into her address book. | off copying a recipe off the packet | onto He copied all the details from the brochure onto a piece of paper.

3 do the same as sb else

ADV. slavishly She slavishly copies the older girl's style.

PREP. from He's copied that mannerism from his brother. | off She was caught copying off another student.