Definition of 'dupe'
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It is alleged to have duped some 5,000 people out of as much as $40 million. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People do not feel tricked or duped. Christianity Today (2000)But she remains in hiding from the angry victims she duped. The Sun (2012)Such big sums of money are stolen each year partly because the offenders find new ways to dupe their victims. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The cricketing public can be duped by the media agenda as opposed to a fair and balanced assessment of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Intelligent people are duped as well. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Did she willingly take part in espionage, or was she little more than an innocent dupe? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Once what is printed is decided by the judiciary then it will be the establishment that is protected while the people are duped. The Sun (2016)Above are three other women's stories of how they were duped by cheats. The Sun (2009)But if they were correct, how could so many investors be duped? Times, Sunday Times (2008)He also pointed out that in-house lawyers at corporations were not easily duped. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are not just talking about vulnerable people being caught by this - intelligent people are duped as well. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The people are being duped. The Sun (2015)But isn't it telling of the naivety of the people who were duped by the claim that they could get a tan from their computer? The Sun (2009)The slowing economy, lure of high returns and limited alternative investment choices have resulted in countless people being duped by Ponzi schemes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Quite simply it is a waste of time for the buyer, seller and agent, and makes people feel duped and angry. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'dupe'
British English: dupe VERB
If a person dupes you, they trick you into doing something or into believing something which is not true.
...a plot to dupe stamp collectors into buying fake rarities.
British English: dupe NOUN
A dupe is someone who is tricked by someone else.
He becomes an innocent dupe in a political scandal.
Definition of dupe from the Collins English Dictionary
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