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let rip

Definition of let rip

informal

  1. 1 :  to do something in a way that is full of anger or energy <The senator let rip at the press conference.> <For the finale, the band let rip with the piece that made them famous.>

  2. 2 :  to make (a car, boat, machine, etc.) go very fast —usually used in phrases such as let it rip and let her/'er rip <Once we got the boat out into the open water, we let 'er rip.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  hinder, prevent

  1. :  something that impedes :  obstruction

    :  a shot or point in racket games that does not count and must be replayed

  1. :  to cause to :  make

    :  to offer or grant for rent or lease

    :  to assign especially after bids

  1. :  to tear or split apart or open

    :  to saw or split (wood) with the grain

    :  to slash or slit with or as if with a sharp blade

  1. :  a rent made by ripping :  tear

    :  cut

  1. :  a body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides, currents, or winds

    :  a current of water roughened by passing over an irregular bottom

    :  rip current

  1. :  a dissolute person :  libertine


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