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Adjective: ripping  ri-ping
  1. Resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
    "the tree split with a great ripping sound";
    - rending, splitting
Verb: rip (ripped,ripping)  rip
  1. Tear or be torn violently
    "The curtain ripped from top to bottom";
    - rend, rive [archaic], pull
     
  2. Move precipitously or violently
    "The tornado ripped along the coast"
     
  3. Cut (wood) along the grain
     
  4. Criticize or abuse strongly and violently
    "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
     
  5. (informal, computing) copy data, esp. music or video, from an optical disk (such as a CD or DVD) to a hard drive or another re-writable storage device

See also: cacophonic, cacophonous

Type of: assail, assault, attack, bomb [Brit], buck, bust, charge, cut, lash out, round, rupture, scream, shoot, shoot down, snap, snipe, tear

Encyclopedia: Ripping

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