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rip

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verb \ˈrip\

Simple Definition of rip

  • : to tear, split, or open (something) quickly or violently

  • : to become torn or split

  • : to remove (something) quickly or violently

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rip

ripped

ripping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to tear or split apart or open b :  to saw or split (wood) with the grain

  3. 2 :  to slash or slit with or as if with a sharp blade

  4. 3 :  to hit sharply <ripped a double to left field>

  5. 4 :  to utter violently :  spit out <ripped out an oath>

  6. 5 :  criticize, disparage

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to become ripped :  rend

  9. 2 :  to rush headlong <ripped past second base>

rip into

  1. :  to tear into :  attack

Examples of rip in a sentence

  1. She ripped the fabric in half.

  2. He ripped open the package.

  3. The dog ripped the pillow to shreds .

  4. The force of the explosion ripped a hole in the wall.

  5. Her coat ripped when it caught on the doorknob.

  6. I ripped the poster off the wall.

  7. The sink had been ripped from the wall.

  8. He ripped the page out of the magazine.

  9. She ripped off her mask.

  10. He ripped the letter from my hands.



Origin and Etymology of rip

Middle English rippen, from or akin to Middle Dutch reppen, rippen to pull, jerk


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of rip

tear, rip, rend, split, cleave, rive mean to separate forcibly. tear implies pulling apart by force and leaving jagged edges <tear up the letter>. rip implies a pulling apart in one rapid uninterrupted motion often along a line or joint <ripped the shirt on a nail>. rend implies very violent or ruthless severing or sundering <an angry mob rent the prisoner's clothes>. split implies a cutting or breaking apart in a continuous, straight, and usually lengthwise direction or in the direction of grain or layers <split logs for firewood>. cleave implies very forceful splitting or cutting with a blow <a bolt of lightning cleaved the giant oak>. rive occurs most often in figurative use <a political party riven by conflict>.

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rip

noun

Definition of rip

  1. 1 :  a rent made by ripping :  tear

  2. 2 :  cut 5b



1711

First Known Use of rip

1711


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rip

noun

Definition of rip

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

  2. 2 :  a current of water roughened by passing over an irregular bottom

  3. 3 :  rip current



Origin and Etymology of rip

perhaps from 2rip


First Known Use: 1775


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rip

noun

Definition of rip

  1. :  a dissolute person :  libertine



Origin and Etymology of rip

perhaps by shortening & alteration from reprobate


First Known Use: 1797


RIP

abbreviation

Definition of RIP

  1. 1 [Latin requiescat in pace] may he rest in peace, may she rest in peace

  2. 2 [Latin requiescant in pace] may they rest in peace





RIP Defined for Kids

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verb \ˈrip\

Definition of rip for Students

ripped

ripping

  1. 1 :  to cut or tear open :  split apart <I ripped the package open.>

  2. 2 :  to remove quickly (as by tearing) <He ripped a page out.>

ripper

noun



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noun

Definition of rip for Students

  1. :  a usually long tear





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