WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
dope /doʊp/USA pronunciation
n., v., doped, dop•ing, adj. n.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]a narcotic or illegal drug:[uncountable]He was on dope for years.
- Drugs, Slang Terms[uncountable][Slang.]a narcotic preparation given to a horse to improve or hold back its performance in a race.
- Slang Termsinformation;
news:[uncountable]What's the latest dope?
- Informal Termsa stupid person:[countable]Tell those dopes to give you a raise.
- Drugs, Slang Terms[ often: be + ~-ed (+ up ) ][Slang.]to affect with dope or drugs:He was obviously doped (up), shouting and weaving down the street.
- to give dope to;
treat with dope: [ ~ (+ up ) + obj]:They had doped (up) the patient heavily before the operation.[ ~ + obj (+ up ) ]:They doped the horse (up) and it easily won the race.
- Slang Termsdope out, to figure out: [~ + out + object]I doped out most of the questions on the test.[~ + object + out]I finally doped it out: we were a threat to him.[~ + out +(that) clause]I finally doped out that I was being threatened.
(dōp),USA pronunciation n., v., doped, dop•ing. n.
- any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.
- an absorbent material used to absorb and hold a liquid, as in the manufacture of dynamite.
- any of various varnishlike products for coating a fabric, as of airplane wings, in order to make it waterproof, stronger, etc.
- a similar product used to coat the fabric of a balloon to reduce gas leakage.
- Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]
- any narcotic or narcoticlike drug taken to induce euphoria or satisfy addiction.
- any illicit drug.
- Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]a narcotic preparation given surreptitiously to a horse to improve or retard its performance in a race.
- Slang Termsinformation, data, or news:What's the latest dope on the strike?
- Informal Termsa stupid or unresponsive person.
- Dialect Terms[Southern U.S.](chiefly South Atlantic States) soda pop, esp. cola-flavored.
- Dialect Terms[North Central U.S.](chiefly Ohio). syrup used as a topping for ice cream.
- Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]to affect with dope or drugs.
- to apply or treat with dope.
- Electronicsto add or treat (a pure semiconductor) with a dopant.
- Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]to take drugs.
- dope out, [Slang.]
- to figure out;
devise:to dope out a plan.
- to deduce or infer from available information:to dope out a solution to a problem.
- Dutch doop (dialect, dialectal) sauce, derivative of dopen to dip
- 1840–50, 1885–90 for def. 4, 1900–05 for def. 6
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dope /dəʊp/ n
- any of a number of preparations made by dissolving cellulose derivatives in a volatile solvent, applied to fabric in order to improve strength, tautness, etc
- an additive used to improve the properties of something, such as an antiknock compound added to petrol
- a thick liquid, such as a lubricant, applied to a surface
- a combustible absorbent material, such as sawdust or wood pulp, used to hold the nitroglycerine in dynamite
- slang any illegal drug, usually cannabis
- a drug administered to a racehorse or greyhound to affect its performance
- informal a person considered to be stupid or slow-witted
- informal news or facts, esp confidential information
Etymology: 19th Century: from Dutch doop sauce, from doopen to dip
- to add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties
- to apply or add a dopant to
- to administer a drug to (oneself or another)
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