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Meaning of co-op

co-op

Pronunciation: (n., adv.kō'opv.kō'op, kō&sylpop'), [key]
— n., v., adv. -oped, -op•ing,
—n.
  1. a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to place in a cooperative arrangement, esp. to convert (an apartment or building) to a cooperative.
—adv.
  1. to convert to a cooperative: Our apartment building is going co-op.

coop

Pronunciation: (kp, koop), [key]
— n.
  1. an enclosure, cage, or pen, usually with bars or wires, in which fowls or other small animals are confined for fattening, transportation, etc.
  2. any small or narrow place.
  3. a prison.
  4. a cooperative, esp. the cooperative bookstore of a college or university.
  5. to run off; depart abruptly; escape: We stopped to see my sister, but she'd flown the coop.
—v.t.
  1. to place in or as if in a coop; confine narrowly (often fol. by up or in).
—v.i.
  1. (of a police officer) to park and sleep inside one's patrol car while on duty.

coop.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. cooperative.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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