Definition of dope verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dope

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dəʊp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//doʊp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dope
    BrE BrE//dəʊp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//doʊp//
     
    he / she / it dopes
    BrE BrE//dəʊps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//doʊps//
     
    past simple doped
    BrE BrE//dəʊpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//doʊpt//
     
    past participle doped
    BrE BrE//dəʊpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//doʊpt//
     
    -ing form doping
    BrE BrE//ˈdəʊpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊpɪŋ//
     
    Addiction
     
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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 somebody 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 somebody is doped or doped up, they cannot think clearly or act normally because they are under the influence of drugs See related entries: Addiction
  4. Word Origin early 19th cent. (in the sense ‘thick liquid’): from Dutch doop ‘sauce’, from doopen ‘to dip, mix’.
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