rip off

rip off
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "rip off":
present tense I/you/we/they rip off he/she/it rips off present participle ripping off past tense ripped off past participle ripped off informal
1) to cheat someone, especially by charging them too much money for something

Tourists are worried they'll get ripped off.

This government is ripping off the country.

2) to steal something

Cars get ripped off all the time round here.


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