The following day I returned and spent some time trying to dope out the trails the deer was using.—John WeissIt's hard to dope out what, exactly, flavors the lemony, faintly soyish marinade that powers the excellent barbecued chicken …—Sam Sifton
They were caught smoking dope.
What a dope he is. Verb
They tried to dope him. Adjective
That movie was so dope.
Check out this dope new song.
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The original is available on all kinds of physical media, though, including the dope 4K Blu-ray version with three cuts of the film and the original soundtrack by Italian horror gods Goblin.—PCMAG, 18 Jan. 2023 And in 2021, the most current data available, xylazine showed up in more than 90 percent of dope samples in Philadelphia.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Jan. 2023 People were saying that everyone’s dope was being cut with something that was causing gruesome, painful wounds.—Jan Hoffman, New York Times, 7 Jan. 2023 Fans love its modular design that looks dope in anyone's backyard.—Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 5 Jan. 2023 Unfortunately, Carmela Soprano’s robo-suit does not come with a dope pair of 22nd-century Reebok high-tops.—Chris Klimek, Vulture, 16 Dec. 2022 Besides the naloxone, Savage Sisters has also started giving people who overdose oxygen, a combination the staff think is more effective against tranq dope.—Andrew Joseph, STAT, 2 Dec. 2022 And now, when someone comes up and the person is dope, that is a blessing from God.—Robert Solomon, Rolling Stone, 9 Nov. 2022 Seems a couple of addicts murdered a courier bearing a ball of dope that was supposed to be split between Wu and Al.—Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 23 Dec. 2021
Creating the partnerships has been a really, really dope thing.—Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 22 Nov. 2022 Your 111-win Los Angeles Dodgers had months to dope out playoff scenarios and align its players for October.—Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2022 The undies are super soft and the designs and really dope!—Stephanie Dunivan, Essence, 1 Sep. 2022 That should give anyone chills who gives a damn about clean sport, as job pressure is one of the clearest incentives to dope.—Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 28 Feb. 2015 Is there any celebrity, influencer, or generally dope Black woman that would be your dream Hanifa girl?—Mia Uzzell, Glamour, 27 July 2022 Is there too much focus on the athletes who dope, rather than on the people or systems that guide the athletes?—Dan Weil, WSJ, 12 May 2022 The next year, Maximum Security’s trainer, Jason Servis, was among 27 people charged by federal prosecutors in a wide-ranging scheme to secretly dope horses and cheat the betting public.—New York Times, 21 Feb. 2022 The next year, Maximum Security’s trainer, Jason Servis, was among 27 people charged by federal prosecutors in a wide-ranging scheme to secretly dope horses and cheat the betting public.—New York Times, 21 Feb. 2022
The bride tries to find the most dramatic place to put that sucker so the wedding pics look dope-as-hell.—Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, 11 Sep. 2017 See More
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Dutch doop sauce, from dopen to dip; akin to Old English dyppan to dip