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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rip off mean? 

RIP OFF (verb)
  The verb RIP OFF has 1 sense:

1. deprive somebody of something by deceit

  Familiarity information: RIP OFF used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RIP OFF (verb)

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Deprive somebody of something by deceit

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


cheat; rip off; chisel

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "rip off" is one way to...):

victimise; victimize (make a victim of)

"Rip off" entails doing...:

cozen; deceive; delude; lead on (be false to; be dishonest with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rip off"):

gazump (raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price)

cozen (cheat or trick)

fleece; gazump; hook; overcharge; pluck; plume; rob; soak; surcharge (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)

bunco; con; defraud; diddle; gip; goldbrick; gyp; hornswoggle; mulct; nobble; rook; scam; short-change; swindle; victimize (deprive of by deceit)

bilk (cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money)

beat; bunk (avoid paying)

whipsaw (victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations)

welsh (cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt)

beguile; hoodwink; juggle (influence by slyness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody of something

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