"copes" in the noun sense
1. header, coping, cope
brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
a long cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
"copes" in the verb sense
1. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage
succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
"We got by on just a gallon of gas"
"They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
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