Definition of rip
- ripped a double to left field
- ripped out an oath
She ripped the fabric in half.
He ripped open the package.
The dog ripped the pillow to shreds .
The force of the explosion ripped a hole in the wall.
Her coat ripped when it caught on the doorknob.
I ripped the poster off the wall.
The sink had been ripped from the wall.
He ripped the page out of the magazine.
She ripped off her mask.
He ripped the letter from my hands.
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom;
beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it;
First Known Use: 1781See Words from the same year
: to tear, split, or open (something) quickly or violently
: to become torn or split
: to remove (something) quickly or violently
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