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dupeverb [T]

uk   /dʒuːp/ us   /duːp/
to deceive someone, usually by making that person do something that they did not intend to do: The girls were duped by drug smugglers into carrying heroin for them.

dupenoun [C]

uk   /dʒuːp/ us   /duːp/
someone who has been tricked: an innocent dupe
(Definition of dupe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dupeverb [T]

us   /dup/
to cheat someone by telling lies or by deceiving the person: They duped me into giving them money by saying it would go to charity.

dupenoun [C]

us   /dup/
someone who has been tricked: an innocent dupe
(Definition of dupe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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