rip something off

rip something off
informal steal

they have ripped off $6.7 billion

the film is a shameless collection of ideas ripped off from other movies

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ˌrip sthˈoff derived
(informal) to steal sth

Thieves broke in and ripped off five computers.

Main entry:ripderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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