• WordNet 3.6
    • n rip-off the act of stealing
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In literature:

A hole had been made through a plank, a portion of which had also been ripped off.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now, will you stand up and rip these wet duds off me?
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
They rip the Bishop out of his tomb And break the mitre off of his head.
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The stem is white, smooth, or floccose scaly where the veil has been ripped off from it.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
And if it hadn't been for Millie I would have ripped the hide off him.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
At last he was stemming the strong tide-rip off Brimstone Point.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
When I woke up, the bar had been ripped off the door and the bird had flown.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
Roll up or rip off the clothing so as to get at the bare back.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The roof was ripped off like an old hat and hurtled through the tempest to the water's edge.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
As a Christian name "Rip" did not tend to take the curse off the Van Dam.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston

In poetry:

We were living in a flat; it was number eighty-three.
At eighty-four the Barleys lived, a fearsome man was he.
He had a wife and numerous kids. We heard then rip and cuss,
Some three feet and a quarter off, across the hall from us.
"The Happy Flatite" by Edward Dyson

In news:

A Chicago police officer is charged with scheming to rip-off two insurance companies.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was ripped off by a sophisticated identity theft ring.
Karin Weibel and her friend Jaime Miramontez Jr ripped off a drug dealer in a 2001 burglary.
Ripping off Psygnosis' Destruction Derby 2 without adding much to the racing-destruction genre.
It's kind of like that chimp that ripped off the neighbor's face.
Court awards are ripping off us taxpayers.
I think we got ripped off on moon names.
Ever wondered if you got what you paid for or maybe you got ripped off.
The locks were broken, feces spread in the men's bathroom, and electrical sensors ripped off and thrown in the toilets.
Ripping off Newspaper Websites Shortchanges Democracy.
Worst Rental Car Rip -offs.
Is Toby Keith's Song A Rip Off .
If They Don't See the Contestant, Is it Still an American Idol Rip-Off .
Is the 'rip move' a rip-off or a smart tactic.
The Great Health Care Rip-Off of the 21st Century.

In science:

Charged particles are ripped off the surface and accelerated along the magnetic field lines by the electric fields.
General Relativistic Modification of a Pulsar Electromagnetic Field
Turbulence is also effective at “mixing” the momentum of a fluid (i.e. accelerating material ripped off the cloud to the ambient flow speed), and at transferring heat.
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
An alternative injection mechanism is that the wind is accelerated on smaller scales, and hits some large (molecular?) cloud at high speed, ripping off material from the surface.
An overview of dynamical models for outflows in BALQSOs and Seyferts