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To intoxicate someone (with narcotic or psychotropic drugs), especially to the point of losing consciousness or becoming incomprehensible. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dope" and "out." Whatever the doctor gave me to ease the pain really doped me out. The kidnappers doped out the target and hauled her into the van.
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. 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.
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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.
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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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
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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.
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