Definition of cop shop in US English:

cop shop


  • A police station.

    • ‘If my kids did something wrong when they were little, ‘Right, in the car, up to the cop shop.’’
    • ‘After skilfully maneuvering her vehicle into a post in mid-January, a distraught McAuley called the paper from the cop shop to give them the details and beg them to run an item.’
    • ‘An articulated lorry had shed its load right outside the cop shop in Kirkdale I noticed on the way home.’
    • ‘He had no job and spent most of his free time in the lockup at the cop shop.’
    • ‘The policeman reappeared the next evening, with one of his mates, and walked up and down the street a couple of times before returning to the warmth of the local cop shop.’
    • ‘We have just ended the last car chase scene and we want to establish that they are now back in the cop shop.’
    • ‘But what I enjoyed most was the goings on at the local cop shop which serves as mountain rescue base.’
    • ‘The cop shop will work with the existing police station in Farnworth and will increase the number of officers out on the streets.’
    • ‘For like, the seventh time in a week I took all the evidence down to the local cop shop and am content to let them deal with it.’
    • ‘Ben just smiled and opened the door to the cop shop for her.’
    • ‘My father recently had his car broken into outside his office in town and so he went to the cop shop to report it.’
    • ‘But your question also brought to mind my first days in the biz when every story that strayed from the traditional sentinel posts - cop shop, city hall, etc. - demanded new sources.’
    • ‘One-way glass - the good stuff, not the kind they have in cop shops, where you can press your face against it and see through.’
    • ‘But the good news on that is I have a receipt for it, so they can't use it to buy a big lunch on the way back to the cop shop.’
    • ‘If they don't carry ID at all times, they'll have repeated trips to the cop shop.’
    • ‘So Mad Brad goes down to the cop shop and gives him the denial version of events.’
    • ‘Two days later I was summoned to the cop shop for a statement.’
    • ‘We now have the right to remain silent and even question the reason why we are being dragged to the police stations, commonly known as cop shops in the streets.’
    • ‘The door opened as I crushed the last of the cigarette out under my heel, the cop shot me a disapproving glance, I just sat back and smiled at him, I took my coffee from him and took a sip, typical cop shop brew, foul.’
    • ‘About 25 more cops took our two bureau drivers, both Chinese citizens, to another cop shop after grabbing them by the arms and taking their phones away.’
    office, depot, base, headquarters, centre
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cop shop

/ˈkäp ˌSHäp//ˈkɑp ˌʃɑp/