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dupe

Pronunciation: /duːp; djuːp/

Translation of dupe in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • engañar, embaucar* to dupe sb into -ing engañar or embaucar* a algn para que + subjunctive/subjuntivo she duped him into buying it lo engañó or lo embaucó para que se lo comprara I was duped into believing she loved me me embaucó or me engañó haciéndome creer que me quería
    Example sentences
    • I'd give this CD away to charity, but then of course, some sucker would be duped into paying for it.
    • An elderly Swindon woman has narrowly escaped being duped into sending money to a dubious get-rich-quick scheme.
    • Shoppers are being duped into handing over thousands of pounds by to a gang of street vendors who claim to be collecting money for children's wheelchairs.

noun/nombre

  • inocentón, (masculine, feminine), primo, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] I realized I'd been the dupe of a con man me di cuenta de que había sido víctima de un estafador

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