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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Parts of the massive plant's roofs were ripped open and pallets of medicine tossed around when the tornado touched down on July 19.—CBS News, 25 Sep. 2023 Walls were ripped away showing contents of various rooms of the house crushed.—Celeste McCauley, Peoplemag, 24 Sep. 2023 Nearly every print has been ripped down, the vandals looking straight into the lens.—Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The very fabric of America was tearing, like the curtain in the Temple ripped asunder when Christ exhaled his last breath.—Bob Guccione Jr, Spin, 20 Sep. 2023 How about Robin Roberts helping to solve a mystery ripped from the headlines?—Brian Steinberg, Variety, 19 Sep. 2023 But just because Marcos keeps all his body parts doesn’t mean that something fundamental hasn’t been ripped away from him—or any of the other thousands of migrant children who come to the U.S. and work dangerous overnight jobs in hopes of helping their families.—Peter Rubin, Longreads, 19 Sep. 2023 Sweeney practically transformed into prom queen for the night, rocking va-va-voluminous disco curls and a bright pink, puff-sleeved minidress that looks like it was ripped straight from the set of 16 Candles.—Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 18 Sep. 2023 Parsons had stripped the ball from running back Dalvin Cook, literally ripping the football from the running back’s arms at the Jets’ 37-yard line.—Kristi Scales, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023
Make sure all windows and doors have screens and are free of rips, tears or holes.—Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 24 Aug. 2023 Designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes incorporated safety pins, rips, and other elements that tapped into Mr. Reid’s vision.—Brian Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2023 Designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes incorporated safety pins, rips and other elements that tapped into Mr. Reid’s vision.—Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2023 The lights are low enough to hide flaws like duct tape covering rips in the seating.—Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 5 July 2023 The steel framework ensures the durability and strength of this two-seater while the strong polyester fabric resists rips from pet claws, keeping your chair pristine for years to come.—Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 After 100 miles of use, there were no rips in the seams or gauges in the soles from sharp rocks.—Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 30 June 2023 The resulting rip or crosscut is table saw-accurate.—Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 26 June 2023 Rizzo wore black jeans with small rips in the knee.—Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, 18 June 2023 See More
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Middle English rippen, from or akin to Middle Dutch reppen, rippen to pull, jerk