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Definitions and Synonyms of rip off | Another word for rip off | What is rip off?

Definition 1: remove by pulling or ripping violently and forcefully - [verb of change]

Samples where rip off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The passing bus tore off her side mirror

Synonyms for rip off in the sense of this definition

(rip off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 2: take without the owner's consent - [verb of possession]

Samples where rip off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Someone stole my wallet on the train
  • This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation

Synonyms for rip off in the sense of this definition

(rip off is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of rip off ) take illegally; of intellectual property

"This writer plundered from famous authors"

(... is a kind of rip off ) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

(... is a kind of rip off ) take without permission

"he walked off with my wife!" "The thief walked off with my gold watch"

(... is a kind of rip off ) take by theft

"Someone snitched my wallet!"

(... is a kind of rip off ) take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

"The burglars robbed him of all his money"

(... is a kind of rip off ) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

"The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"

(... is a kind of rip off ) take unlawfully

(... is a kind of rip off ) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

(... is a kind of rip off ) copy illegally; of published material

(... is a kind of rip off ) steal in a store

(... is a kind of rip off ) take illegally

"rustle cattle"

(... is a kind of rip off ) make off with belongings of others

(... is a kind of rip off ) commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling

Samples where rip off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for rip off in the sense of this definition

(rip off is a kind of ...) make a victim of

"I was victimized by this con-man"

(... is a kind of rip off ) raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price

(... is a kind of rip off ) cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt

(... is a kind of rip off ) victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

(... is a kind of rip off ) avoid paying

"beat the subway fare"

(... is a kind of rip off ) cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

(... is a kind of rip off ) (sometimes offensive) to cheat or swindle

"the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

(... is a kind of rip off ) deprive of by deceit

"He swindled me out of my inheritance" "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"

(... is a kind of rip off ) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

(... is a kind of rip off ) cheat or trick

"He cozened the money out of the old man"

(... is a kind of rip off ) influence by slyness

(rip off implies ...) be false to; be dishonest with

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