copy


copy
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noun
1 document/work of art
ADJECTIVE
accurate, faithful, good
cheap, crude, poor

It was not the original painting, but a crude copy.

carbon, exact, facsimile (esp. BrE), identical, perfect, true

The twins were carbon copies of each other.

It must be certified as a true copy of the original document.

draft, working
clean, fair
master, original, top

Take a photocopy of the master copy.

additional, duplicate, extra, further, second, spare
multiple

The copier had been set for multiple copies.

modern
certified
photographic, photostat, Xerox™ (esp. AmE)
backup

Remember to make backup copies of all your disks.

read-only
hard, paper, printed

You will need to supply a hard-copy version of all files.

digital, electronic
VERB + COPY
create, make, print, run off, take

I ran off a couple of copies of the letter.

attach, enclose

I attach a copy of the report.

Please find enclosed a copy of the draft document.

email, forward, send
circulate, distribute, supply

Copies of the article were circulated to members of the committee.

get, obtain, receive
keep

Remember to keep copies of all your correspondence.

COPY + NOUN
machine (AmE)
room (AmE)
center, shop (both AmE)
paper
PREPOSITION
copy of

I don't keep copies of my own letters.

2 book, newspaper, etc.
ADJECTIVE
additional, extra, further, second, spare
only, single
back (esp. BrE), old

I have a few back copies of the newspaper.

advance

Advance copies of the book were sent out to reviewers.

evaluation, review
complimentary, free

Free copies of the leaflet are available.

bootleg, illegal, pirate, pirated, unauthorized

pirated copies of the latest movie releases

manuscript, printed, proof
hardback, paperback
digital, electronic
CD, DVD
bound, leather-bound, presentation

The candidate must submit two bound copies of his or her thesis.

battered, dog-eared, old, tattered, well-thumbed, worn

my battered copy of Shakespeare's plays

second-hand, used
perfect, pristine
own, personal

Charles I's personal copy of the psalter

autographed, signed
VERB + COPY
print, produce
circulate, distribute, sell
buy, order, request
download
have, own
borrow
autograph, sign

Author Bob Woodhouse will be signing copies of his new book.

COPY + VERB
circulate

Even with the new legislation pirate copies will circulate.

be available
PREPOSITION
copy of

my own copy of ‘Beowulf’

3 written material
ADJECTIVE
good, great
ad (informal), advertising, marketing, promotional
editorial
knocking (BrE, informal)

Knocking copy (= writing that just says how bad sb/sth is) is simply lazy journalism.

VERB + COPY
edit, prepare, produce, write

those who prepare the reporters' copy for the paper

make

This will make great copy for the advertisement.

COPY + NOUN
editor, writer (usually copywriter)
deadline

The copy deadline for the next issue is May 1.

desk (= part of a newsroom where articles are given a final edit) (AmE)
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verb
1 make a copy
ADVERB
illegally

illegally copied software

PREPOSITION
from, onto

Data can be copied from the computer onto disk.

PHRASES
copy and paste

Use the clipboard to copy and paste information from websites.

be widely copied

The product has been widely copied by other manufacturers.

2 write sth down exactly
ADVERB
carefully, laboriously, meticulously
exactly, faithfully, word for word
down, out

I copied down several phone numbers from the list.

They laboriously copied out manuscripts.

PREPOSITION
from, into, onto

She copied all the addresses from the website into her address book.

He copied all the details from the brochure onto a piece of paper.

3 do the same as sb else
ADVERB
blindly, slavishly

She slavishly copies the older girl's style.

PREPOSITION
from

He copied that mannerism from his brother.

off

She was caught copying off another student.

Copy is used with these nouns as the object: ↑CD, ↑disk, ↑DVD, ↑file, ↑model, ↑movement, ↑painting, ↑photograph, ↑program, ↑style

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