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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.
1. A racing publication that provides detailed information on 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.
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.
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.
You fool. Don't push that, you dope! That's the eject button!
To use drugs recreationally. I really admire Jess for never submitting to the peer pressure of those around her to drink or do drugs.
1. slang To give or dispense drugs to someone or something. This phrase can be used in reference to both legal and illegal drugs. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "dope" and "up." The doctor must have doped me up with some good stuff because I'm not in any pain at all now. I don't remember last night's party at all—someone must have doped me up.
2. slang To purchase illegal drugs. I doped up today, so I've got plenty for the concert tonight, don't worry.
To use drugs recreationally. I really admire Jess for never submitting to the peer pressure of those around her to drink or do dope.
the straight dope
The absolute, unadulterated truth. You've got to give your clients the straight dope as soon as possible to salvage any of this. They're going to find out one way or another, so you might as well do it now. I just feel like these doctors are never giving me the straight dope about her condition.
A drug addict. Yeah, I used to be a dope fiend, but that was a long time ago—before I went to rehab.
do drugsand 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.
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.
the true information; the full story. He gave us the straight dope. I want the straight dope. I can take it.
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.
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.
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.
do drugsand 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 do drugs
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.
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.
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.
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.
n. the inside story; special or privileged information. (see also (hot) skinny.) What’s the inside dope on the candidate’s drug addiction?
n. the true information. (see also dope sense 3 = news, information.) I want the straight dope. I can take it.