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dope out (something)

To solve or figure out; to calculate or infer from available information. We doped out a way of keeping the business open without having to fire anybody. I didn't read the required chapter before class, but I was able to dope out what was going on from the professor's lecture.
See also: dope, out

dope sheet

1. A racing publication the provides detailed information of racehorses and their jockeys to prospective gamblers. Also known as a "scratch sheet. I quit gambling five years ago, but I still like to look over the dope sheets at the race tracks just to feel a bit of that rush again.
2. A document summarizing important details and background information regarding a specific person, activity, situation, or any other subject. The sergeant handed out the suspect's dope sheet at the meeting this morning, so each officer had a good idea who they were looking for. The journalist always created a dope sheet for herself about any story she was planning to cover.
3. A set of running instructions provided by an animator to photographers and editors as to how a particular animation should be filmed. Also known as an "exposure sheet. The animator's dope sheet was so convoluted and complex that we really had no idea what way he wanted the animation to appear on screen.
See also: dope, sheet

be doped to the gills

To be thoroughly intoxicated by drugs, especially those prescribed by a doctor, to the point of incoherence or senselessness. I was doped to the gills for about two weeks after my surgery. I'm off the painkillers now, but I still feel pretty out of it.
See also: dope, gill

doped to the gills

Thoroughly intoxicated by drugs, especially those prescribed by a doctor, to the point of incoherence or senselessness. I was doped to the gills for about two weeks after my surgery. I'm off the painkillers now, but I still feel pretty out of it.
See also: dope, gill

you dope

You fool. Don't push that, you dope! That's the eject button!
See also: dope

do drugs

 and do dope
to take illegal drugs; to use illegal drugs habitually. Sam doesn't do drugs, and he doesn't drink. Richard started doing dope when he was very young.
See also: drug

dope someone (or an animal) up

to give drugs to someone or an animal. Her parents doped her up with medicine so she would sleep through the night. It's dangerous to dope up a child night after night. The trainer got caught doping the horse up.
See also: dope, up

straight dope

the true information; the full story. He gave us the straight dope. I want the straight dope. I can take it.
See also: dope, straight

dope out

1. Work or figure out, as in I've been trying to dope out this new computer program. [Slang; c. 1900]
2. Also, dope up. Use narcotics or psychotropic drugs, as in They said the fraternity initiation may involve doping up. The first term dates from the early 1900s, the variant from about 1970.
See also: dope, out

dope out

v. Slang
1. To work or figure something out: The math student doped out the difficult homework problem. We need to come up with ways to pay for more police officers, and it's up to the mayor to dope it out.
2. To intoxicate someone strongly. Used of drugs: That allergy medicine really dopes me out. I left the party because everyone there was doped out.
See also: dope, out

dope up

1. To administer drugs to someone or something: The coach doped the athletes up before the race, in violation of the rules. The nurse doped me up after my surgery.
2. To intoxicate someone with some drug: The kidnappers doped up their victim on sedatives. She doped herself up and went to a party. Does he always have to get doped up in order to enjoy himself?
3. To become intoxicated by taking some drug: The nervous passenger doped up on tranquilizers before the flight.
See also: dope, up

do drugs

and do dope
tv. to take drugs; to use drugs habitually. (Drugs and now general.) Is she still doing dope? Rocko doesn’t do drugs, and he doesn’t drink.
See also: drug

do dope

See also: dope


1. n. a stupid person. That dope has done it again!
2. n. drugs in general; marijuana. How much dope do you do in a week anyway?
3. n. news; information; scuttlebutt. I got some dope on the tavern fire if you want to hear it.
4. mod. best; most excellent. We had a great time there. It was dope and dudical.

dope fiend

n. a dope addict; someone heavily addicted to a drug who will do anything to get it. Some dope fiend broke into the shop and stole the cash register.
See also: dope

dope something out

tv. to figure out something from the dope (information) available. I think I can dope this thing out from the evidence available.
See also: dope, out

dope up

1. in. to inject drugs; to take a dose of a narcotic. (Drugs.) I’m hurting, man, I gotta dope up, now!
2. in. to purchase a supply of drugs. (Drugs.) Frank is doping up, himself. He doesn’t grow it himself, you know.
See also: dope, up

inside dope

n. the inside story; special or privileged information. (see also (hot) skinny.) What’s the inside dope on the candidate’s drug addiction?
See also: dope, inside

straight dope

n. the true information. (see also dope sense 3 = news, information.) I want the straight dope. I can take it.
See also: dope, straight
References in periodicals archive ?
We have a team of dope control officials and Dr Abhijit Salve is also there to help me in administering the process," said Paes.
THE Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) has finally woken up to the doping menace around the world and marked the introduction of dope tests in domestic cricket at the just- concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The random dope testing was conducted by a team, led by Dr Vece Paes.
The second dope offence virtually brought curtains to the 31- year- old lifter's career as she was handed an eight- year ban by the anti- doping disciplinary panel in November this year.
In November last year, the IWLF officials stepped down en masse, taking moral responsibility for the number of positive dope cases for which they even drew flak from the world body.
He seems more dope off the top of the dome because he has so much lyrical shit written down that he can just pull from the grab bag.
The obvious disadvantage of such a strategy is that it not only reduces the incentive to dope but also and primarily the incentives to train and to pursue an athletic career.
c], doping is cost-effective (too cheap relative to its effectiveness) and both athletes will dope with certainty.
Finally, it can be used for deterrence because doping leaves a biological fingerprint, so athletes are no longer able to dope with impunity.
So far, 20 cricketers have undergone random dope tests in the United Arab Emirates.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already made dope- testing a regular feature in domestic cricket across all formats and has hired a foreign company -- International Dope Tests and Management (IDTM) -- for the whole procedure.
KARACHI -- Kashif Siddiq, the captain of State Bank of Pakistan, has been banned for two years after failing a dope test.
Siddiq, 32, a veteran of 131 first-class matches, underwent a random dope test during the Faysal Bank T20 Cup for Departments in November 2013.
In accordance with its anti-doping rules, the PCB conducted random dope testing during the Faysal Bank T-20 Cup held at Lahore in November last in order to detect use of prohibited substances.
Not only will heavier penalties be introduced, but the coach of an athlete who dopes and the related federation will also be held responsible for the wrongful actions of an athlete, as opposed to the present practice under which only the athlete is penalized.