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dop, verb1

Origin:
Afrikaans
colloquial
a. intransitive. To fail.
1955 E. Bold in Pietersburg Eng. Medium School Mag. Nov. 35As we finished the sentence on Atilla the Hun Most of us were sure of ‘dopping’.
1974 Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.1 No.5, 17‘I’m going to dop.’ Going to fail (an examination).
b. transitive. To fail (something).
1970 M. Gorbel Informant, BloemfonteinHe dopped standard six.
1974 Informant, Grahamstown(student essay) You hear children saying ‘I dopped that exam’.
To fail.
To fail (something).

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