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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.]
A small shark (Galeorhinus galeus) that has a long pointed snout and is commercially harvested for food and oil.
[Hindi top, probably from Prakrit thūpo, from Sanskrit stūpaḥ, tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa.]
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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]
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]
(Buddhism) another name for a stupa
[C19: from Hindi tōp; compare Sanskrit stūpa stupa]
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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]
a small shark, Galeorhinus galeus, of European coasts.
[1680–90; perhaps akin to toper dogfish (Norfolk dial.), of obscure orig.]
[1805–15; < Hindi ṭop]
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Past participle: toped
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|Noun||1.||tope - a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists|
shrine - a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
|Verb||1.||tope - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"|
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