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rip-off

(rĭp′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Slang
1. A product or service that is overpriced or of poor quality.
2. Something, such as a film or story, that is clearly imitative of or based on something else.
3. A theft.
4. An act of exploitation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rip-off - the act of stealingrip-off - the act of stealing      
robbery - larceny by threat of violence
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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rip-off

ripoff
noun (Slang) cheat, con (informal), scam (slang), con trick (informal), fraud, theft, sting (informal), robbery, exploitation, swindle, daylight robbery (informal) Christmas shopping is a rip-off.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

rip-off

noun
Slang. The crime of taking someone else's property without consent:
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Translations

rip-off

[ˈrɪpɒf] N
1. (= swindle) it's a rip-off!¡es una estafa or un robo!
2. (= imitation) [of film, song etc] → plagio m, copia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rip-off

n (inf)Wucher m, → Nepp m (inf); (= cheat)Schwindel m; (= copy: of film, song etc) → Abklatsch m; it’s a rip-offdas ist Wucher or Nepp (inf)/Schwindel/nachgemacht or ein Abklatsch; he’d been the victim of a rip-offer war ausgenommen worden (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

rip-off

[ˈrɪpˌɒf] n (fam) it's a rip-off!è un furto!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

rip-off

سَرِقَة zlodějna det rene røveri Wucher αισχροκέρδεια estafa, timo ylihintainen tavara tai palvelu arnaque pljačka do gole kože furto 暴利 사취 afzetterij svindel zdzierstwo fraude переплата uppskörtning คิดเกินราคา kazık việc bán quá đắt 宰人的价钱
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ALAN Longmuir joined the Record's campaign against touts as he was furious at ticket rip-offs for the band's 2016 reunion tour.
If we had to point out another game type besides mobile games that is rife with rip-offs it would have to be social network games.
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While the NCA can highlight blatant rip-offs, the agency is a toothless watchdog that can only bark.
The New York Times Magazine ran an article headlined "Ripping Off: The New Lifestyle," which quoted Hoffman as saying, "All our rip-offs together don't equal one price-fixing scheme by General Electric." For a dissenting view, the Times writer consulted Harvard sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset, who said, "Stealing is stealing even if you call it revolution."
Also the spluttering rage of Sir Alistair Graham, chairman of the regulator Icstis, would be a lot more convincing if he had actually done something when MPs warned about phone rip-offs months ago.
We have compiled a list of everyday rip-offs - but we're sure you have your own tales to tell!
Gary was hesitant to speak much more about identifying the counterfeits or rip-offs. "If we get too specific, it gives them the knowledge they need to make even better-looking knock-offs," commented Gary.
But to the surprise, perhaps, of those who see Levitt as a silver-haired establishmentarian, what he has written is in essence an expose, laying bare an amazing array of traps and rip-offs that await unsuspecting investors.
This was a bankruptcy carefully calculated to facilitate theft without legal recourse, but many other exporter rip-offs facilitated through payment grace periods involve buyers that take receipt of the goods and then promptly disappear.