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dupe

1. n. a potential victim of a confidence trick; a patsy. The crooks found a good dupe and started their scheme.
2. tv. to trick someone; to swindle someone. I did not try to dupe you. It was an honest mistake.
3. n. a duplicate; a copy. I’ve got a dupe in the files.
4. tv. to duplicate something; to copy something. Just a minute, I have to dupe a contract for the boss.
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It'll be interesting to see whether players truly do depart from "Diablo 3" in significant numbers as a result of this gold duping exploit.
The bank is under legal scrutiny for allegedly duping a 77-year-old woman into buying highly risky derivative investments that led to losses of about USD26m.
The New York City Police Department is investigating a Florida man for apparently duping several September 11 relief agencies with claims that his wealthy male domestic partner was killed during the attack on the World Trade Center.
Some may bilk their own clients, like their unsophisticated fore-bears, but most now concentrate on fleecing taxpayers (the wage-earning sort), duping Congress, and ambushing their competitors' clients.
The Bengaluru Police have arrested a 35- year- old man for duping at least 17 women on the pretext of marriage and running away with lakhs of their money.
These episodes are the latest in a series of duping cases in Kerala over the past few years, particularly in the central districts of the state.
A Bahraini suspected of duping several Kuwaiti students has been arrested, Public Security deputy chief Brigadier Tarik bin Dayna said yesterday.
Supporters said they were concerned his offence was part of a set-up by a wide network in which a gang was busy duping people into carrying drugs.
THE Delhi Police has arrested two men in connection with its probe into the duping of a Vizag businessman at the ashram of controversial godman Chandraswami.
This shows that the HR agency was set up only with the intent of duping job seekers.
Son of former AIIMS director held for duping UK woman of `10.