rip off
transitive verb Date: 1967 1. a. rob; also cheat, defraud b. steal 2. to copy or imitate blatantly or unscrupulously 3. to perform, achieve, or score quickly or easily <
ripped off 10 straight points
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  • rip-off — ☆ rip off [rip′ôf΄ ] n. Slang 1. the act or an instance of stealing, cheating, exploiting, misrepresenting, etc. 2. a product that is overpriced, esp. one that is inferior or an imitation * * * rip off (rĭpʹôf , ŏf ) n. Slang 1. A theft. 2. A …   Universalium

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  • rip-off — ☆ rip off [rip′ôf΄ ] n. Slang 1. the act or an instance of stealing, cheating, exploiting, misrepresenting, etc. 2. a product that is overpriced, esp. one that is inferior or an imitation …   English World dictionary

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