dope out

phrasal verb

Definition of dope out

US
: to understand or find (something, such as a reason or a solution) by thinking : to figure out (something)
  • She's still trying to dope out exactly what happened.

Word by Word Definitions

dope play
  1. : a stupid person

  2. : an illicit drug (such as heroin or cocaine) used for its intoxicating or euphoric effects

  3. : a preparation (such as an anabolic steroid, diuretic, or tranquilizer) given to a racehorse to help or hinder its performance

  1. : to give a narcotic or intoxicating drug to

  2. : to surreptitiously put a sedating drug into

  3. : to administer a drug to (a horse) to help or hinder performance in a race

  1. : excellent

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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