present participle of rip

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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

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2 to penetrate with a sharp edge (as a knife)
  • you can see where someone ripped the painting with a penknife

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4 to separate or remove by forceful pulling
  • rip a sheet off the pad of paper

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The first known use of ripping was in 1776

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“Ripping.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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