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English definition of “dope”

dope

noun uk   /dəʊp/ us    /doʊp/

dope noun (DRUG)

[U] informal cannabis, or, more generally, any type of illegal drug: They were arrested for smoking/selling/buying dope.Specific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugsDrugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug

dope noun (PERSON)

[C] informal a silly person: You shouldn't have told him, you dope!Stupid and silly people

dope

verb [T] uk   /dəʊp/ us    /doʊp/
to give a person or an animal drugs in order to make them perform better or worse in a competition: They were arrested for doping racehorses.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug to give a person or an animal a drug to make them want to sleep: We always have to dope up our cat for long car journeys.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
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