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

Derived forms: rips, ripped, ripping

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

Encyclopedia: Rip, Sew and Stitch