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 for get the dope on
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dope \Dope\ (d[=o]p), n. [D. doop a dipping, fr. doopen to dip.
     Cf. Dip.]
     1. Any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as of opium for
        medicinal purposes, of grease for a lubricant, etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. Any preparation, as of opium, used to stupefy or, in the
        case of a race horse, to stimulate. [Slang or Cant]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     3. An absorbent material; esp., in high explosives, the
        sawdust, infusorial earth, mica, etc., mixed with
        nitroglycerin to make a damp powder (dynamite, etc.) less
        dangerous to transport, and ordinarily explosive only by
        suitable fulminating caps.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. Information concerning the previous performances of race
        horses, or other facts concerning them which may be of
        assistance in judging of their chances of winning future
        races; similar information concerning other sports; by
        extension, any information not generally known, especially
        when coming from an inside source; as, the inside dope.
        [Sporting Slang]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
  
     5. an ignorant or stupid person. [Colloq.]
        [PJC]
  
     get the dope on learn the true story; get the inside
        information.

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