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tope (v.)

"to drink heavily," 1650s, of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Italian toppa "done!" a word signifying acceptance of a bet.

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Definitions of tope from WordNet
1
tope (v.)
drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic;
Synonyms: drink
2
tope (n.)
a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists;
Synonyms: stupa
From wordnet.princeton.edu