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Definition of "tope" [tope]

  • To drink (liquor) habitually and excessively or engage in such drinking. (verb-transitive)
  • A small, rough-skinned, widely distributed shark (Galeorhinus galeus) having an elongated conical snout. (noun)
  • See stupa. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tope" in a sentence
  • "The other kind of tope is unofficial, but I have dubbed it the inverse, or reverse, tope."
  • "Like its forerunner, the reverse tope is liable to be any depth or width; it depends on the whim of the spade wielders, or perhaps how deeply they had descended towards the bottom of a tequila bottle."
  • "The reverse tope is simply where a couple of volunteers dig a trench in the road, side to side, to curb the ardour of the nascent psychopath."