rip off
transitive verb phrase
1. (to tear off) 
a. arrancar 
The little boy ripped off the wrapping paper and squealed with delight.El niño arrancó el papel de regalo y dio un grito de alegría.
2. (colloquial) (to cheat) 
a. estafar 
You've paid twice what it's worth. I'm sorry to say you've been ripped off.Pagaste el doble de lo que vale. Siento decirte que te estafaron.
b. timar 
You have to be careful Internet ticket sellers don't rip you off.Tienes que tener cuidado para que los revendedores de entradas de Internet no te timen.
3. (colloquial) (to steal) 
a. robar 
Shoot! Somebody ripped off our TV while we were vacation.¡Chin! Alguien nos robó la tele mientras estábamos de vacaciones.
b. afanar (colloquial) (Southern Cone) (Spain) 
On Saturdays he goes out to the mall with a gang of friends, and they spend their time ripping off people's cells.Los sábados se va al centro comercial con un grupo de amigos y se dedican a afanar los celulares a la gente.
4. (colloquial) (to plagiarize) 
a. plagiar 
It seems they had ripped off the movie's plot from an old and forgotten novel.Al parecer habían plagiado la trama de la película de una vieja y olvidada novela.
rip off
transitive verb phrase
1. (tear) 
a. arrancar 
he ripped off his shirtse desembarazó de su camisa
2. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation (swindle) 
to r somebody offclavar or
that sketch was ripped off from another comedianese sketch está copiado de otro humorista
rip off
transitive verb
1 arrancar
2 (overcharge, cheat) estafar
3 (steal) [+object] pulir (very_informal); birlar (informal); (copy) [+idea, book, film] calcar; plagiar
He claims they ripped off his idea for the film
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