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rip 1

v. ripped, rip·ping, rips
a. To cut, tear apart, or tear away roughly or energetically. See Synonyms at tear1.
b. To cause to be pulled apart, as by an accident: He ripped his pants when he bent over.
2. To split or saw (wood) along the grain.
3. Computers To copy (audio or audio-visual material from) a CD or DVD.
4. To subject to vehement criticism or attack: The critic ripped the tedious movie.
5. Informal To produce, display, or utter suddenly: ripped out a vicious oath.
6. Vulgar Slang To expel (a discharge of intestinal gas).
1. To become torn or split apart.
2. Informal To move quickly or violently.
1. The act of ripping.
2. A torn or split place, especially along a seam.
3. A ripsaw.
Phrasal Verbs:
rip into
To attack or criticize vehemently: ripped into her opponent's political record.
rip off Slang
1. To steal from: thieves who ripped off the unsuspecting tourist.
2. To steal: ripped off a leather jacket while ostensibly trying on clothes.
3. To exploit, swindle, cheat, or defraud: a false advertising campaign that ripped off consumers.
let it/'er rip Informal
To allow something to start or happen with vigor or energy.

[Middle English rippen, from Flemish; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

rip 2

1. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
2. A rip current.

[Probably from rip.]

rip 3

1. A dissolute person.
2. An old or worthless horse.

[Possibly shortening and alteration of reprobate.]


abbr. Latin
requiescat in pace (may he rest in peace; may she rest in peace)
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rip off

1. (tr) to tear violently or roughly (from)
2. (adverb) slang to steal from or cheat (someone)
3. an article or articles stolen
4. a grossly overpriced article
5. the act of stealing or cheating
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: off - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
gazump - raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price
cozen - cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man"
fleece, gazump, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, hook, pluck - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
bilk - cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
bunk, beat - avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
whipsaw - victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations
welch, welsh - cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
victimise, victimize - make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
beguile, hoodwink, juggle - influence by slyness
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1. To separate or pull apart by force:
2. Informal. To move swiftly:
Informal: hotfoot.
Slang: barrel, highball.
Chiefly British: nip.
phrasal verb
rip into
To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
phrasal verb
rip off
1. Slang. To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.
Slang: cop, heist, hook, nip, pinch, snitch.
2. Slang. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Slang: clip, gouge, nick, scalp, skin, soak.
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
A hole made by tearing:
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w>rip off

vt sep
(lit)abreißen (prep obj von); clothingherunterreißen; he ripped off her dresser riss ihr das Kleid vom Leib
(inf) object, goodsmitgehen lassen (inf); bank, shop, houseausrauben; personabzocken (inf)
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rip off

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It's one thing to rip off a video game company but..major Hollywood studios?
Could it be that the same government that spouts about the utility services ripping off the British public with their prices, are quite happy to let the oil companies rip off the motorist and collect around an extra 14p in tax and vat for every gallon of diesel sold?
CONSUMER champions Angela Rippon and Gloria Hunniford will be at the Metrocentre to film a new episode for their hit BBC program Rip Off Britain.
In short, if a taxi-driver does not have enough business he is justified to rip off an unsuspecting customer, as if the customer is responsible for the recession and has to pay a penalty for it to his driver.