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tope 1

 (tōp)
tr. & intr.v. toped, top·ing, topes Archaic
To drink (liquor) habitually and excessively or engage in such drinking.

[Possibly from obsolete tope, interjection used in proposing a toast.]

top′er n.

tope 2

 (tōp)
n.
A small shark (Galeorhinus galeus) that has a long pointed snout and is commercially harvested for food and oil.

[Origin unknown.]

tope 3

 (tōp)
n.
See stupa.

[Hindi top, probably from Prakrit thūpo, from Sanskrit stūpaḥ, tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa.]
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tope

(təʊp)
vb
to consume (alcoholic drink) as a regular habit, usually in large quantities
[C17: from French toper to keep an agreement, from Spanish topar to take a bet; probably because a wager was generally followed by a drink]
ˈtoper n

tope

(təʊp)
n
1. (Animals) a small grey requiem shark, Galeorhinus galeus, of European coastal waters
2. (Animals) any of various other small sharks
[C17: of uncertain origin; compare Norfolk dialect toper dogfish]

tope

(təʊp)
n
(Buddhism) another name for a stupa
[C19: from Hindi tōp; compare Sanskrit stūpa stupa]
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tope1

(toʊp)

v. toped, top•ing. v.i.
1. to drink alcoholic liquor habitually and to excess.
v.t.
2. to drink (liquor) habitually and to excess.
[1645–55; orig. uncertain]

tope2

(toʊp)

n.
a small shark, Galeorhinus galeus, of European coasts.
[1680–90; perhaps akin to toper dogfish (Norfolk dial.), of obscure orig.]

tope3

(toʊp)

n.
[1805–15; < Hindi ṭop]
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tope


Past participle: toped
Gerund: toping

Imperative
tope
tope
Present
I tope
you tope
he/she/it topes
we tope
you tope
they tope
Preterite
I toped
you toped
he/she/it toped
we toped
you toped
they toped
Present Continuous
I am toping
you are toping
he/she/it is toping
we are toping
you are toping
they are toping
Present Perfect
I have toped
you have toped
he/she/it has toped
we have toped
you have toped
they have toped
Past Continuous
I was toping
you were toping
he/she/it was toping
we were toping
you were toping
they were toping
Past Perfect
I had toped
you had toped
he/she/it had toped
we had toped
you had toped
they had toped
Future
I will tope
you will tope
he/she/it will tope
we will tope
you will tope
they will tope
Future Perfect
I will have toped
you will have toped
he/she/it will have toped
we will have toped
you will have toped
they will have toped
Future Continuous
I will be toping
you will be toping
he/she/it will be toping
we will be toping
you will be toping
they will be toping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been toping
you have been toping
he/she/it has been toping
we have been toping
you have been toping
they have been toping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been toping
you will have been toping
he/she/it will have been toping
we will have been toping
you will have been toping
they will have been toping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been toping
you had been toping
he/she/it had been toping
we had been toping
you had been toping
they had been toping
Conditional
I would tope
you would tope
he/she/it would tope
we would tope
you would tope
they would tope
Past Conditional
I would have toped
you would have toped
he/she/it would have toped
we would have toped
you would have toped
they would have toped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tope - a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
shrine - a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
Verb1.tope - drink excessive amounts of alcoholtope - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
habituate, use - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
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Translations

tope

(o.f.) [təʊp] VIbeber (más de la cuenta), emborracharse
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References in classic literature ?
Tope, Chief Verger and Showman, and accustomed to be high with excursion parties, declines with a silent loftiness to perceive that any suggestion has been tendered to him.
Tope work his way round the sunken rock--'when he came in, that it distressed him mightily to get his notes out: which was perhaps the cause of his having a kind of fit on him after a little.
'Sorry to hear from Tope that you have not been well, Jasper.'
And they fared out from the gloom of the mango tope, the old man's high, shrill voice ringing across the field, as wail by long-drawn wail he unfolded the story of Nikal Seyn [Nicholson] - the song that men sing in the Punjab to this day.
Close to her seat stands that of my father, on which he sits and topes like an immortal god.
Gareth Griffiths and Matthew Herring (right) with a 40lb and 30lb tope, respectively
(8) The stupa of Tope Kelan is important in that, apart from being the principal stupa in Hadda, it also contained 4th- and 5th-century coins including ones of the Kidarite and Alchon Huns, which provide us with chronological context for the Buddhist practice during the period of the Huna presence in this part of Afghanistan.
There is now a renewed search as the family council and chief makers continue to insist that Tope Akintade cannot reject the position because there was a covenant made by his father and it is a taboo for the position to be left unoccupied for years.
The mullet species were taken in Cork, the tope was caught off Greystones, Co Wicklow and the black bream in Kilmore, Co Wexford.
Intelligence information showed that the Tope gang was responsible for several robberies, kidnappings, and gun-running incidents in the Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas-Valenzuela (Camanava) area, Quezon City and Manila.
Tope is president of annuities and individual life distribution at Voya Financial, the company created when the effects of the Great Recession forced ING Groep N.V.