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rip sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with rip   /rɪp/ (-pp-) us  

(REMOVE)

to remove something very quickly and carelessly: They ripped off their clothes and ran into the sea.

(STEAL)

slang to steal something: He rips stuff off from supermarkets to pay for his heroin.
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