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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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Kumar added that Singh was involved in number of cases and cops would interrogate him to ascertain exact number of involvements in duping persons.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested two men for allegedly duping a Spanish foundation and pocketing the funds it had donated for 'Yolanda' victims.
THE Delhi Police has arrested two men in connection with its probe into the duping of a Vizag businessman at the ashram of controversial godman Chandraswami.
Summary: Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 18 (ANI): Five persons have been arrested for allegedly duping people through 49 fake financial websites.
Son of former AIIMS director held for duping UK woman of `10.5 lakh
Summary: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 14 (ANI): An ex-Army jawan was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday for allegedly duping more than 150 people by promising them of a job in the force.
The Delhi Police have arrested 50- yearold Sanjay Raili for allegedly duping, with the help of his son Sambhav, as many as 200 people of about ` 3 crore.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 12 (ANI): Darjeeling police here on Thursday arrested one person who was allegedly involved in duping tourists through fraudulent hotel bookings.
The poster shows him with a fake hospital identity card and mentions that he was caught in March 2011 duping patients.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a civil service aspirant for allegedly posing as a senior bureaucrat and duping a man of Rs 1.
THE Delhi Police arrested two persons this week for allegedly duping people by posing as CBI officials.
"The middlemen named Joginder duped us on the pretext of marriage, this is a big gang of middlemen who run a business by duping innocent people.
THREE management graduates were recently arrested by the Delhi Police for duping loan- seekers of lakhs of rupees, using a ' magic pen' on their cheques.
Summary: New Delhi (India) Jun 13 (ANI): The man arrested on a charge of duping former Chief Justice of India (CJI) was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Saket court here on Thursday.
The agent must have earned Rs 30 lakh by duping these people.