“To cope with something/somebody” – What does it mean?

To_cope_withExample sentences from the web:

  • The car industry cannot cope with the regulations that we have enforced.
  • How can the unemployed cope with the astronomical cost of electricity?
  • To help Slovakia in coping with this demanding task, the European Union promised to provide adequate financial assistance.

Words you may not know:
REGULATION => an official rule or law that says how something should be done.
UNEMPLOYED => not employed; without a job; out of work.
ADEQUATE => enough for some need or requirement.