dope something out

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.
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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.
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