2016年2月28日 星期日

rip, ripped, rip-off, rip off, factual inaccuracies

'It's like you're feeding six or seven people'

Amazon Rips Page From Rivals’ Offline Playbook


【蜚聲國際】北京冬奧主題曲 涉抄 Let It Go 外媒紛報道 環時否認
北京申辦2022冬季奧運的主題曲《冰雪舞動》,被指抄襲大熱迪士尼動畫《冰雪奇緣》主題曲Let It Go,中、港、台媒體大幅報道,引起歐美各大媒體關注報道;黨媒《環球時報》則發表報道,質疑網民不是專業人士,國內媒體不應在未向專業人士求證前就發表報道,但《環時》反駁的理據,卻是引述《知乎網》上一名網友的評論。
《冰雪舞動》是10首北京申奧歌曲之一,由大陸著名男歌手孫楠,及解放軍總政歌舞團女歌星譚晶合唱,近日被中港兩地網民發現旋律及風格,均有與Let It Go相似之處,尤其在前奏及主歌部份,在社交網站上熱烈討論及製作對比影片。
這個質疑由大陸媒體《財經網》率先報道,但報道已被刪除,但其他網站轉載的報道仍可閱讀。




A roundup of some of the stories we're reading at Moyers & Company HQ...
BILLMOYERS.COM



In contrast to the hefty tomes produced by American politicians, the French prefer to let it rip with frequent, blistering accounts.
Two books are making waves because of their uncanny timing — one by President François Hollande’s former partner and another about a member of Mr. Hollande’s cabinet who has just left.
NYTIMES.COM|由 CELESTINE BOHLEN 上傳



Bill O'Reilly Blames "Enemies" For Criticism of His Lincoln Book
The Fox News anchor’s first historical book is under fire for a number of factual inaccuracies.

'Smart' Meters Draw Complaints of Inaccuracy

By TOM ZELLER Jr.
Whether smart electric meters are ripping off consumers by overstating electricity use is now a matter of debate.
ripped
rɪpt/
adjective
  1. 1.
    (of clothes or fabric) badly torn.
    "a pair of faded, ripped jeans"
  2. 2.
    informal
    under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
    "at the dress rehearsal, he was so ripped he couldn't stand upright"

Well defined muscles


rip1

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VERB (ripsrippingripped)

1[WITH OBJECT AND ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION] Tear or pull (something) quickly or forcibly away from something or someone:a fan tried to rip his trousers off during a showFIGURATIVE countries ripped apart by fighting

1.1[WITH OBJECT] Make a long tear or cut in:you’ve ripped my jacket

1.2[WITH OBJECT] Make (a hole) by force:the truck was struck by lightning and had a hole ripped out of its roof

1.3[NO OBJECT] Come violently apart; tear:the skirt of her frock ripped

2[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION] Move forcefully and rapidly:fire ripped through her bungalow[WITH OBJECT] Computing Use a program to copy (material from a CD or DVD) on to a computer’s hard drive.

NOUN

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1A long tear or cut:there was a rip in his sweatshirt

1.1[IN SINGULAR] An act of tearing something forcibly:he seemed to be saying with each rip of a page—how dare she enjoy reading books?

2North American INFORMAL A fraud or swindle; a rip-off.

Origin

late Middle English (as a verb): of unknown origin; compare with the verb reap. The noun dates from the early 18th century.

Phrases

let rip
INFORMAL
Do something vigorously or without restraint:the brass sections let rip with sheer gusto
Express oneself vehemently or angrily:Charlie felt he had suffered enough insults and suddenly let rip


let something rip

INFORMAL
Allow something, especially a vehicle, to go at full speed:we’ll get on to the motorway and let her rip
Allow something to happen forcefully or without interference:once she started a tirade, it was best to let it rip

Utter or express something forcefully and noisily:when I passed the exam I let rip a ‘yippee’

Phrasal verbs

rip into
INFORMAL Make a vehement verbal attack on:he ripped into me just for going into the caravan
rip someone off
INFORMAL Cheat someone, especially financially:she thought he was ripping her off over her royalties
rip something off
Steal or plagiarize something:they have ripped off £6.7 billionthe film is a shameless collection of ideas ripped off from other movies
rip-off
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NOUN

informal
1fraud or swindle, especially something that isgrossly overpriced:designer label clothes are just expensive rip-offs
1.1 An inferior imitation of something:
rip-offs of all the latest styles

rip something up
Tear something violently into small pieces so as to destroy it:he ripped up her pile of old letters

rip off
1. Steal, as in They fired him when they caught him ripping off some of the merchandise.
2. Cheat, defraud, as in These advertising claims have ripped off a great many consumers.
3. Copy, plagiarize, as in He was sued for ripping off someone else's thesis. All three usages are slang from the second half of the 1900s.

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