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1    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.  
2    an additive used to improve the properties of something, such as an antiknock compound added to petrol  
3    a thick liquid, such as a lubricant, applied to a surface  
4    a combustible absorbent material, such as sawdust or wood pulp, used to hold the nitroglycerine in dynamite  
5    Slang  
a    any illegal drug, usually cannabis  
b    (as modifier)  
a dope fiend     
6    a drug administered to a racehorse or greyhound to affect its performance  
7    Informal   a person considered to be stupid or slow-witted  
8    Informal   news or facts, esp. confidential information  
9      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a photographic developing solution  
      vb   tr  
10      (Electronics)   to add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties  
11    to apply or add dope to  
12    to administer a drug to (oneself or another)  
13    intr   to take dope  
14    Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   excellent  
     (C19: from Dutch doop sauce, from doopen to dip)  

dope out  
      vb   tr, adv     (U.S.)  
slang   to devise, solve, or contrive  
to dope out a floor plan     
dope sheet  
      n     (Horse racing, slang)   a publication giving information on horses running in races  
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1    drugs, narcotic, opiate  
2    berk     (Brit. slang)   blockhead, charlie     (Brit. informal)   coot, dickhead     (slang)   dickwit     (slang)   dimwit     (informal)   dipstick     (Brit. slang)   divvy     (Brit. slang)   dolt, dork     (slang)   dunce, dweeb     (U.S. slang)   fathead     (informal)   fool, fuckwit     (taboo slang)   geek     (slang)   gobshite     (Irish taboo slang)   gonzo     (slang)   idiot, jerk     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   lamebrain     (informal)   nerd or nurd     (slang)   nitwit     (informal)   numbskull or numskull, numpty     (Scot. informal)   oaf, pillock     (Brit. slang)   plank     (Brit. slang)   plonker     (slang)   prat     (slang)   prick     (slang)   schmuck     (U.S. slang)   simpleton, twit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   wally     (slang)  
3    details, facts, gen     (Brit. informal)   info     (informal)   information, inside information, lowdown     (informal)   news, tip  
4    anaesthetize, doctor, drug, inject, knock out, narcotize, sedate, stupefy  

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See also:

dope out, dope sheet, dopey, dop

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
chemical drugs, dope, esp. at sex, in gay culture, chemsex
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