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dope

Pronunciation: /dəʊp/

Translation of dope in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (drugs) [slang/argot] droga (feminine), pichicata (feminine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Peru/Perú) [colloquial/familiar]; (cannabis) hachís (masculine), chocolate (masculine) (Spain/España) [slang/argot]
    Example sentences
    • That doesn't make cannabis a gateway - that people who might use heroin start with dope is not the same as saying that people who use dope might use heroin.
    • Here they are reminded that it is an offence in Britain to possess or supply heroin, cocaine, dope etc - and then told in the very next sentence that half of young British adults have done these very things.
    • Lumping everything from dope to heroin under the category ‘drugs’, and equating drug-taking with potential violence, is an obvious recipe for a media panic.
    Example sentences
    • That inquiry followed positive dope tests on two horses beaten at short odds.
    • The horse was automatically dope tested by stewards at the course and the result of those tests will be revealed later this week.
    Example sentences
    • Although the most modern methods of finding the athletes who cheat are being used I don't believe that they will catch all of the athletes who use dope to win.
    • What is more encouraging is the stance of the IOC President that rather than projecting a negative image, these dope tests and sanctions against cheats would only prove beneficial to sport in the longer run.
    • Until testers learnt about the new designer steroid THG, athletes were taking it and still returning negative dope tests.
    Example sentences
    • They have suffered embarrassment and worst from dopes, dubbos and incompetents.
    • You have to wonder just what other accidents are waiting to happen between now and the end of the Games, and I don't mean the two dopes now out of hospital!
    • The real dopes are his lieutenants who appear incapable of helping out their tired leader.
    Example sentences
    • The obvious solution was to get the dope on him.
    • He found out what some of the other cabinet ministers were up to and started collecting the dope on them.
    • They really will give you the inside dope on where things are going.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable [Sport/Deporte] estimulante (masculine), droga (feminine), doping (masculine)
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (information) [slang/argot] información (feminine) so what's the dope on Brian? ¿qué se sabe de Brian?, ¿qué hay de Brian? [colloquial/familiar]
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable 4.1 (varnish) [Aerospace/Espacio] barniz (masculine) 4.2 (lubricant) lubricante (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Pipe dope is applied to the male threads of pipes to be connected to female threads.
    • The pipe dope provides lubrication and seals the joints.
    Example sentences
    • Airplanes were made of dope, fabric, and wood - all highly flammable.
    • He had done a lot of wood repair in the aileron and flap bays so there were patches of silver dope on the fabric and it was not really looking so good.
    • Carefully tease the loops of the whipping together so that there are no gaps and either give it a coat of quick drying dope used by model aircraft builders or coat it with the specially made rod ring epoxy finish.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

dope out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot]
1.1 (solve, understand) entender* 1.2 (devise) idear

dope up

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] dopar [colloquial/familiar]

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