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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. Take without the owner's consent
    - steal, rip off
  5. Criticize or abuse strongly and violently
    "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
  6. (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
Noun: rip  rip
  1. A dissolute man in fashionable society
    - rake, rakehell [archaic], profligate, blood [archaic], rouĂ©
  2. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    "there was a rip in his pants";
    - rent, snag, split, tear
  3. A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
    - riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent
  4. The act of rending, ripping or splitting something
    "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip";
    - rent, split
Abbreviation: RIP
  1. (used on gravestones) Rest In Peace

Derived forms: rips, ripping, ripped

Type of: assail, assault, attack, bomb [Brit], buck, bust, charge, cut, debauchee, gap, lash out, libertine, opening, round, rounder, rupture, scream, shoot, shoot down, snap, snipe, take, tear, turbulence, turbulency

Encyclopedia: Rip, Rig and Panic