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1rip

verb \ˈrip\

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

: to become torn or split

: to remove (something) quickly or violently

rippedrip·ping

Full Definition of RIP

transitive verb
1
a :  to tear or split apart or open
b :  to saw or split (wood) with the grain
2
:  to slash or slit with or as if with a sharp blade
3
:  to hit sharply <ripped a double to left field>
4
:  to utter violently :  spit out <ripped out an oath>
intransitive verb
1
:  to become ripped :  rend
2
:  to rush headlong <ripped past second base>
rip into
:  to tear into :  attack
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Examples of RIP

  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 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>.

2rip

noun

Definition of RIP

1
:  a rent made by ripping :  tear
2
:  cut 5b

First Known Use of RIP

1711

3rip

noun

Definition of RIP

1
:  a body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides, currents, or winds
2
:  a current of water roughened by passing over an irregular bottom

Origin of RIP

perhaps from 2rip
First Known Use: 1775

4rip

noun

Definition of RIP

:  a dissolute person :  libertine

Origin of RIP

perhaps by shortening & alteration from reprobate
First Known Use: 1797

RIP

abbreviation

Definition of RIP

1
[Latin requiescat in pace] may he rest in peace, may she rest in peace
2
[Latin requiescant in pace] may they rest in peace
RIP INTO Defined for Kids

1rip

verb \ˈrip\
rippedrip·ping

Definition of RIP for Kids

1
:  to cut or tear open :  split apart <I ripped the package open.>
2
:  to remove quickly (as by tearing) <He ripped a page out.>
rip·per noun

2rip

noun

Definition of RIP for Kids

:  a usually long tear

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