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dupe

1. verb To deceive or trick one. The student tried to dupe me with a letter on which he'd forged his mom's signature.
2. verb To copy something. Did you dupe this tape, or am I holding the only copy?
3. noun Someone who is the victim of deception or trickery. Yep, I was a dupe—they were lying to me the whole time.
4. noun Something that is a copy of something else. Do you have a dupe of this tape, or am I holding the only copy?
5. noun, slang A cosmetic item that is in some way very similar to a higher-priced one. Is this Maybelline blush really a dupe for that pricey NARS one?

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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They informed me that they too had been duped by the local agent in India.
He and his associates allegedly duped investors in Mumbai, Pune, Nanded, Kolhapur and other places in the state.
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The account has since been suspended, although police are using it as an example to other social media users of how easily people can be duped online.
It's not immediately known how many businesses have been duped in the latest round of the all-too familiar trading scam which has wiped out nearly one billion dirhams from the market since 2015 and destroyed hundreds of lives in the UAE.
Like Ranveer Singh's character in the movie ' Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' , Reddy promised marriage to women, and in this case married them too, and then duped them.
by REJIMON K reji@timesofoman.com Two Omani businessmen allegedly duped by an Indian in Saham are expecting that they will be liable for more money than initially estimated.
In The Dupes ([euro]*aaaa[euro][euro][macron]ae[euro] aeaa, also The Duped and The Deceived ), the struggles of the film's four leads are both representative and metaphoric of the modern experience of the Palestinian people.
But in a debate about the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the war - which has been going on for six years now - one MP asked Mr Mitchell if he had been "duped".
He also duped London Scottish Rugby Club out of PS7,500 for a nonexistent sponsorship deal.
A LOOKALIKE to Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari managed to pull off an outrageous hoax which somehow duped the country's biggest news organisation, Globo.
LEADING owner Ahmed Zayat says he feels "duped" by Steve Asmussen after seeing extracts from a controversial video compiled in an undercover sting operation on the dual Eclipse Awardwinning trainer by animal rights group Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), writes Nicholas Godfrey.
Political commentator Erick Erickson hopes that voters in other states won't be duped the way the people of Utah have been duped by Orrin Hatch.
In what appeared to be well-carried out act, a Psy look-alike duped the media and celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 as he kept posing as the super hit singer.
Narayanan said that there was need for more to be done for the thousands of investors duped by Saradha Group's Ponzi scheme.