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Definition of dope verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dope
    he / she / it dopes
    past simple doped
    -ing form doping
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  1. 1dope somebody/something to give a drug to a person or an animal in order to affect their performance in a race or sport
  2. 2dope somebody/something to give someone a drug, often in their food or drink, in order to make them unconscious; to put a drug in food, etc. Thieves doped a guard dog and stole $10 ,000 worth of goods. The wine was doped.
  3. 3[usually passive] dope somebody (up) (informal) if someone is doped or doped up, they cannot think clearly or act normally because they are under the influence of drugs
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