rip up

Definition of rip up

  1. :  to completely destroy (something) by tearing it into pieces He ripped up the check. She ripped the letter up into tiny pieces.

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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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