\ ˈript How to pronounce ripped (audio) \

Definition of ripped

1 slang : being under the influence of alcohol or drugs : high, stoned
2 : having high muscle definition ripped abs

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Synonyms & Antonyms for ripped


blasted [slang], blitzed [slang], bombed, high, hopped-up, loaded [slang], spaced-out (or spaced), stoned, strung out, wasted [slang], wiped out [slang], zonked, zonked-out


sober, straight

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Examples of ripped in a Sentence

She was wearing ripped jeans. when I got to his house, he was already pretty ripped

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Walking in Gypsy Sport's Spring 2019 show, Lourdes wore a beaded shell chain bra, extremely ripped low-rise jeans (with black underwear peeking out à la the early 2000s), and chunky dad sneakers. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Madonna's Daughter, Lourdes Leon, Just Walked Her First Fashion Show," 12 Sep. 2018 They are manufactured by Newaza, the same company that produces the high-quality gear for ripped fighters in mixed martial arts and jiujitsu, two sports where a flashy, self-expressive athletic uniform is the norm. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Label Poser Offers Up Martial Arts–Quality Clothes With an Intergalactic Edge," 30 July 2018 Any other film studio would have smashed the cease-and-desist button on a scrappy T-shirt brand that mocked up tees with ripped film stills. Samuel Hine, GQ, "Hereditary Is Here and So Is the Film’s Insanely Spooky Merch," 8 June 2018 The singer, 36, shared a sultry swimsuit shot from her weekend at Coachella on April 15 that showed off her ripped stomach and slim body. Julie Mazziotta,, "Christina Milian Claps Back at Skinny-Shamer Who Says She's Too Thin: 'Thicker Me Was Out of Shape'," 27 Apr. 2018 One inmate who was part of a 2005 lawsuit against IDOC tried to kill himself by swallowing pieces of a broken mirror twice, and by hanging himself with a ripped sheet once. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Crime / News Life inside a supermax prison," 25 Apr. 2018 Photos released by Metro Nashville Police Department showed him disheveled in a ripped burgundy top and dark jeans, handcuffed in the back seat of a law enforcement vehicle. Jenny Jarvie,, "With arrest of Waffle House shooting suspect, 'Nashville can breathe a sign of relief,' mayor says," 23 Apr. 2018 Trafficante had previously presented as a model-handsome man, with a scruff of beard and a ripped torso. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "The Story of a Trans Woman’s Face," 12 Mar. 2018 But Madonna upped the ante by inviting rapper-of-the-moment Cardi B to perform — and getting Kim K and Cardi to snap pics alongside her at a photo booth setup involving a ripped sheet. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Madonna Had a Weird, Wonderful Photoshoot with Kim Kardashian and Cardi B," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ripped

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ripped was in 1966

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English Language Learners Definition of ripped

: having rips : torn, split, or opened
US, informal : having a strong and muscular body or shape with little fat

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