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English definition of “rip off someone/something”

rip off someone/something

infml phrasal verb with rip    /rɪp/ verb
to cheat someone by charging too much money , or to steal something: We got ripped off buying our new car . Some accuse the company of ripping off the programming language from its competitor .
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