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Syllabification: tope
Pronunciation: /tōp
 
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verb

[no object] archaic or literary
Drink alcohol to excess, especially on a regular basis.

Origin

mid 17th century: perhaps an alteration of obsolete top 'overbalance'; perhaps from Dutch toppen 'slant or tilt a ship's yard'.

Derivatives

toper

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noun
Example sentences
  • Furtive and nimble tipplers and topers nightly dodged through alleys and back yards under the noses of the flashlamp-carrying guards.
  • One of them asks all serious topers to banish moderate drinkers from parties and to drink until speech becomes impaired and walking impossible.
  • He looks at the spectator good-naturedly and unintelligently, with the suspicious expression of an inveterate toper [habitual drinker].

Words that rhyme with tope

aslope, cope, dope, elope, grope, hope, interlope, lope, mope, nope, ope, pope, rope, scope, slope, soap, taupe, trope

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Syllabification: tope
Pronunciation: /
 
tōp/

noun

Another term for stupa.

Origin

from Punjabi thūp, thop 'barrow, mound', apparently related to Sanskrit stūpa.

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noun

(In South Asia) a grove or plantation of trees, especially mango trees.

Origin

from Telugu tōpu or Tamil tōppu.

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tope4

Syllabification: tope
Pronunciation: /
 
tōp/

noun

A small grayish slender-bodied shark, occurring chiefly in inshore waters.
Example sentences
  • Chunking in the vicinity of fish means blue sharks, tope and spurdogs.
  • What looked like a cross between a tope and a bull huss looked decidedly unhappy and I had to run over and get a glimpse of the biggest fish I had ever seen taken from the shore.
  • The tope shark is considered harmless to humans because of its small size and its preference for small prey items.

Origin

late 17th century: perhaps of Cornish origin.

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