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English definition of “dope”

dope

noun [U] (DRUG)    /dəʊp/ US  /doʊp/ 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
(Definition of dope noun (DRUG) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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