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[ duhp ]
/ dʌp /
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verb (used with object), dupped, dup·ping.Archaic.
to open.
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Origin of dup

1540–50; contraction of do1 + up; cf. doff, don2

Other definitions for dup (2 of 2)

dup.

abbreviation
duplicate.
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British Dictionary definitions for dup (1 of 2)

dup
/ (dʌp) /

verb dups, dupping or dupped
(tr) archaic, or dialect to open

Word Origin for dup

C16: contraction of do 1 + up

British Dictionary definitions for dup (2 of 2)

D up

verb (adverb)
Australian sport
  1. to set up a defence
  2. to mark an opponent
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