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

 

dupe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//djuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dupe
BrE BrE//djuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːp//
 
he / she / it dupes
BrE BrE//djuːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːps//
 
past simple duped
BrE BrE//djuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːpt//
 
past participle duped
BrE BrE//djuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//duːpt//
 
-ing form duping
BrE BrE//ˈdjuːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːpɪŋ//
 
 
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to trick or cheat somebody dupe somebody They soon realized they had been duped. dupe somebody into doing something He was duped into giving them his credit card. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from dialect French dupe ‘hoopoe’, from the bird's supposedly stupid appearance.
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