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rip into

Definition of rip into

  1. :  to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way <The coach ripped into the team after the game.>

Word by Word Definitions

  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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to destroy or remove completely

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