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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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Imran has been duping the public for the past four years," he said.
08 ( ANI ): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached Rs 472-crore worth of properties, including one in Australia, belonging to the group of PGF Ltd and PACL Ltd, which is accused of duping scores of investors.
Dubai: In its September 21 exposAaAaAeA@ on the masterminds of trading scam XPRESS had raised a red flag by publishing the initials of eight suspect firms and saying they were preparing to run away after duping business establishments in the UAE.
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INTERNATIONAL scam artists are duping homeowners out of thousands of pounds on the promise of a large return on their investment.
He was once accused of duping the Maritime Voluntary Service charity into backing an anti-terror scheme, nicknamed Dad's Navy.
Last night, Tony Blair faced charges of duping MPs into voting for war by concealing the assessment.
Supporters said they were concerned his offence was part of a set-up by a wide network in which a gang was busy duping people into carrying drugs.
The New York City Police Department is investigating a Florida man for apparently duping several September 11 relief agencies with claims that his wealthy male domestic partner was killed during the attack on the World Trade Center.
Some may bilk their own clients, like their unsophisticated fore-bears, but most now concentrate on fleecing taxpayers (the wage-earning sort), duping Congress, and ambushing their competitors' clients.
25 (ANI): The Hyderabad Police on Wednesday arrested a man for posing as a cop and duping people of money on assurances of closing cases lodged against them.
A Korean was detained to face charges of qualified theft and syndicated estafa for duping several individuals into shelling out their money in bogus investments.
THE Gurgaon police managed to arrest a high- profile con man for allegedly duping several people in the city on the pretext of helping them out from a legal tangle.