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rips

verb
present tense third-person singular of rip

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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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rips

noun (1)
plural of rip

Synonyms of rips (Entry 2 of 3)

a long deep cut
  • the hoe left rips in the lawn

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rips

noun (2)
plural of rip

Synonyms & Antonyms of rips (Entry 3 of 3)

a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard
  • something of a rip in his youth, he eventually settled down

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“Rips.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rips. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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