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rip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rip

  1. a long deep cut the hoe left rips in the lawn Synonyms of 1rip incision, laceration, rent, rip, slash, slit, tearWords Related to 1rip abrasion, score, scrape, scratch; injury, wound; crack, fracture, rupture, snag


rip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rip

  1. a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard something of a rip in his youth, he eventually settled down Synonyms of 2rip backslider, debauchee, debaucher, decadent, deviate, libertine, perv, pervert, profligate, rake, rakehell, ripWords Related to 2rip bankrupt, delinquent, derelict, incorrigible; blackguard, cad, heel, knave, miscreant, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, villain; lecher, playboy, playgirl, satyrNear Antonyms of 2rip saint


rip

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rip

  1. 1 to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it the dog ripped the sleeve of my shirt by grabbing it with his teeth Synonyms of rip rend, ribbon, tear, rive, shred, tatterWords Related to rip break, cleave, rupture, split; cut, gash, incise, lacerate, slash; butcher, dismember, dissect, hack, mangle

  2. 2 to penetrate with a sharp edge (as a knife) you can see where someone ripped the painting with a penknife Synonyms of rip gash, incise, cut, shear, slash, slice, slitWords Related to rip crosscut, hacksaw, saw, scissor; cleave, rive, split; pierce, stab; bruise, butcher, hack, haggle, lacerate, mangle; rend, tear; carve, chip, chisel, notch; anatomize, dissect, section; chop, dice, mince; amputate, cut off, sever

  3. 3 to proceed or move quickly the car went ripping down the road Synonyms of rip barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, hurry, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to rip beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of rip dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of rip crawl, creep, poke

  4. 4 to separate or remove by forceful pulling rip a sheet off the pad of paper Synonyms of rip tear, wrench, wrest, yankWords Related to rip grab, nab, seize, snap (up), snatch; lop (off), nip; amputate, cut (off), dissever, sever; extract, force, jerk, prize, pry, pull, root (out), uprootNear Antonyms of rip reattach

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

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