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Rip definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RIP, v.t. [L. rapio. Eng. reap and rive; allied perhaps to the L. crepo.]
1. To separate by cutting or tearing; to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by violence; as, to rip open a garment by cutting the stitches; to rip off the skin of a beast; to rip open a sack; to rip off the shingles or clapboards of a house; to rip up a floor. We never use lacerate in these senses, but apply it to a partial tearing of the skin and flesh.
2. To take out or away by cutting or tearing.
He'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.
3. To tear up for search or disclosure or for alteration; to search to the bottom; with up.
You rip up the original of Scotland.
They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion.
4. To rip out, as an oath. [L crepo.]
RIP, n.
1. A tearing; a place torn; laceration.
2. A wicker basket to carry fish in.
3. Refuse. [Not in use or local.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue]
2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn: rip, 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 [syn: rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent]
4: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip" [syn: rent, rip, split] v
1: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn: rend, rip, rive, 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"

Merriam Webster's

abbreviation [Latin requiescat in pace] may he rest in peace, may she rest in peace; [Latin requiescant in pace] may they rest in peace

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (ripped; ripping) Etymology: Middle English rippen, from or akin to Middle Dutch reppen, rippen to pull, jerk Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to tear or split apart or open b. to saw or split (wood) with the grain 2. to slash or slit with or as if with a sharp blade 3. to hit sharply <ripped a double to left field> 4. to utter violently ; spit out <ripped out an oath> 5. criticize, disparage intransitive verb 1. to become ripped ; rend 2. to rush headlong <ripped past second base> Synonyms: see tear II. noun Date: 1711 1. a rent made by ripping ; tear 2. cut 5b III. noun Etymology: perhaps from 2rip Date: 1775 1. a body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides, currents, or winds 2. a current of water roughened by passing over an irregular bottom 3. rip current IV. noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from reprobate Date: 1797 a dissolute person ; libertine

Oxford Reference Dictionary

abbr. may he or she or they rest in peace. Etymology: L requiescat (pl. requiescant) in pace

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v. & n. --v.tr. & intr. (ripped, ripping) 1 tr. tear or cut (a thing) quickly or forcibly away or apart (ripped out the lining; ripped the book up). 2 tr. a make (a hole etc.) by ripping. b make a long tear or cut in. 3 intr. come violently apart; split. 4 intr. rush along. --n. 1 a long tear or cut. 2 an act of ripping. Phrases and idioms: let rip colloq. 1 act or proceed without restraint. 2 speak violently. 3 not check the speed of or interfere with (a person or thing). rip-cord a cord for releasing a parachute from its pack. rip into attack (a person) verbally. rip off colloq. defraud, steal. rip-off n. colloq. 1 a fraud or swindle. 2 financial exploitation. Etymology: ME: orig. unkn. 2. n. a stretch of rough water in the sea or in a river, caused by the meeting of currents. Phrases and idioms: rip current (or tide) 1 a strong surface current from the shore. 2 a state of conflicting psychological forces. Etymology: 18th c.: perh. rel. to RIP(1) 3. n. 1 a dissolute person. 2 a rascal. 3 a worthless horse. Etymology: perh. f. rep, abbr. of REPROBATE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rip Rip, n. [Cf. Icel. hrip a box or basket; perhaps akin to E. corb. Cf. Ripier.] A wicker fish basket.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rip Rip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ripped; p. pr. & vb. n. Ripping.] [Cf. AS. r[=y]pan, also Sw. repa to ripple flax, D. repelen, G. reffen, riffeln, and E. raff, raffle. Cf. Raff, Ripple of flax.] 1. To divide or separate the parts of, by cutting or tearing; to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by violence; as, to rip a garment by cutting the stitches; to rip off the skin of a beast; to rip up a floor; -- commonly used with up, open, off. 2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing. He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart. --Granville. 3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually with up. They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion. --Clarendon. For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise nor comely. --Milton. 4. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber. Ripping chisel (Carp.), a crooked chisel for cleaning out mortises. --Knight. Ripping iron. (Shipbuilding) Same as Ravehook. Ripping saw. (Carp.) See Ripsaw. To rip out, to rap out, to utter hastily and violently; as, to rip out an oath. [Colloq.] See To rap out, under Rap, v. t.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rip Rip, n. 1. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration. 2. [Perh. a corruption of the first syllable of reprobate.] A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse. [Slang.] 3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(rips, ripping, ripped) 1. When something rips or when you rip it, you tear it forcefully with your hands or with a tool such as a knife. I felt the banner rip as we were pushed in opposite directions... I tried not to rip the paper as I unwrapped it. = tear VERB: V, V n 2. A rip is a long cut or split in something made of cloth or paper. Looking at the rip in her new dress, she flew into a rage. = tear N-COUNT 3. If you rip something away, you remove it quickly and forcefully. He ripped away a wire that led to the alarm button... He ripped the phone from her hand. = tear VERB: V n with adv, V n prep 4. If something rips into someone or something or rips through them, it enters that person or thing so quickly and forcefully that it often goes completely through them. A volley of bullets ripped into the facing wall... = tear VERB: V prep/adv 5. If you let rip, you do something forcefully and without trying to control yourself. (INFORMAL) Turn the guitars up full and let rip... PHRASE: let inflects 6. If you let something rip, you do it as quickly or as forcefully as possible. You can say 'let it rip' or 'let her rip' to someone when you want them to make a vehicle go as fast as it possibly can. The ecological disaster is partly a product of letting everything rip in order to increase production. PHRASE: let inflects

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Tear open, tear apart, split. 2. Tear out, discover, disclose. II. n. 1. Tear, rent, laceration. 2. Scamp, cheat, libertine, debauchee, worthless person.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A miserable rip; a poor, lean, worn-out horse. A shabby mean fellow.

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