Definition of “dope” - English Dictionary

“dope” in British English

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dopenoun

uk /dəʊp/ us /doʊp/

dopeverb [ 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.

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.

dopeadjective

/dəʊp/ /doʊp/ slang

(Definition of “dope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“dope” in American English

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dopenoun

us /doʊp/

dope noun (DRUG)

[ U ] infml any illegal drug

dope noun (PERSON)

[ C ] infml a stupid or foolish person:

You shouldn’t have told him, you dope!

dope noun (INFORMATION)

[ U ] slang information known by only a few people:

A new column of inside dope about the film industry begins next month.

(Definition of “dope” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)