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1‘he was caught smuggling dope’
drugs, narcotics, addictive drugs, recreational drugs, illegal drugs
2‘what a dope she must have looked’
3‘the government had plenty of dope on Mr Dixon’
1‘the horse was doped before the race’
drug, administer drugs to, administer narcotics to, administer opiates to
tamper with, interfere with
disable, stupefy, sedate, befuddle, inebriate, intoxicate, narcotize, incapacitate, weaken
knock out, anaesthetize, give an anaesthetic to, make unconscious, render unconscious
British informal nobble
2‘they may have doped his drink at the club’
add drugs to, tamper with, adulterate, contaminate
informal lace, spike, slip a Mickey Finn into, doctor, cut
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