verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: toped or ˈtoping
to drink (alcoholic liquor
) in large amounts and often
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Word origin of 'tope'Fr toper, to accept the stakes in gambling (prob. < ODu topp, touch): E meaning given here is prob. from the custom of drinking to the conclusion
of the wager