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Rip off   /rɪp ɔf/   Listen
Rip off

Deprive somebody of something by deceit.  Synonyms: cheat, chisel.  "This salesman ripped us off!" , "We were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" , "They chiseled me out of my money"

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"Rip off" Quotes from Famous Books

... for now, after so fierce and stubborn a struggle, they felt sure that Sir Lancelot, hot and enraged against his enemy, would rip off the other's helm and strike ...
— King Arthur's Knights - The Tales Re-told for Boys & Girls • Henry Gilbert

... He's got fire extinguishers!" cried the farmer whose pen was ablaze. "Rip off some of the boards and let those pigs out. Otherwise they'll be ...
— Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour • Laura Lee Hope

... different parties returned to their respective employments, as mentioned in the course of the preceding week; and, on the 2d of September, the carpenters having shifted the rotten and damaged planks, and repaired and caulked the sheathing of the larboard bow, proceeded to rip off the sheathing that had been injured by the ice, from the starboard side. Here again they discovered four feet of a plank, in the third strake under the wale, so shaken, as to make it necessary to be replaced. ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 • Robert Kerr

Words linked to "Rip off" :   bunco, rob, pluck, welch, beguile, surcharge, hornswoggle, welsh, soak, deceive, whipsaw, nobble, beat, diddle, rip-off, delude, rook, short-change, gyp, gip, hoodwink, defraud, fleece, mulct, juggle, overcharge, hook, victimise, cozen, lead on, victimize, plume, bunk, swindle, con, scam, bilk, goldbrick, gazump

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