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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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The Dupes is a stark, beautifully photographed black and white film, tracing the destinies of three Palestinian refugees brought together by dispossession, despair, and hope for a better future.
A masterful adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani's acclaimed novella, Men in the Sun, The Dupes is also one of the first Arab films to address the Palestinian predicament.
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I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing."
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He co-authored "Congress's Red Army" for National Review, depicting Chris Dodd, Tom Harkin, and Pat Schroeder, among others, as Soviet dupes. (Waller did not return messages left by telephone.)