Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To catch up with, intercept, or encounter another person by taking a short-cut.
  • v. To get over or go across the nearest way to meet.
  • v. To cross a field; strike off the nearest way to the top or head of the land; intercept someone by taking a short-cut across a field.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To get over or go across the nearest way to meet.

Etymologies

From Middle English geynecowpen, equivalent to gain- +‎ cope (“to strive, contend, oppose, encounter”). (Wiktionary)

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