One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the man threatened to rip the posters down’
tear, snatch, jerk, tug, wrench, wrest, prise, force, heave, haul, drag, pull, twist, peel, pluck, grab, seize
2‘she ripped Leo's note into tiny pieces’
tear, slit, cut, gash, cleave, slash, claw, savage, mangle, mutilate, hack
1‘a green corduroy jacket with a rip in the sleeve’
tear, slit, split, rent, laceration, cut, gash, slash
‘if our guests felt they'd been ripped off, we'd hear about it’
swindle, fleece, cheat, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull
exploit, take advantage of, victimize
do, diddle, con, bamboozle, rob, shaft, sting, have, bilk, rook, gyp, finagle, flimflam, put one over on, pull a fast one on, take for a ride, lead up the garden path, sell down the river, pull the wool over someone's eyes
sucker, snooker, goldbrick, gouge, stiff, give someone a bum steer
pull a swifty on
cozen, chicane, sell
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