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"dupe" in British English

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dupeverb [T]

uk   /djuːp/  us   /duːp/
to ​deceive someone, usually by making that ​person do something that they did not ​intend to do: The ​girls were duped by ​drugsmugglers intocarryingheroin for them.

dupenoun [C]

uk   /djuːp/  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 ​tellinglies 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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