Definitions for: Rip

[n] the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
[n] a stretch of turbulent water in the sea
[n] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"
[n] a dissolute man in fashionable society
[v] criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
[v] tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
[v] cut (wood) along the grain
[v] move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"

Webster (1913) Definition: Rip, n. [Cf. Icel. hrip a box or basket; perhaps akin to
E. corb. Cf. Ripier.]
A wicker fish basket.

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.

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.

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.

3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing
tides or currents.

Synonyms: blood, crosscurrent, profligate, pull, rake, rend, rent, rent, riptide, rive, roue, split, split, tear, tear, tide rip

See Also: assail, assault, attack, bust, cut, debauchee, gap, go, lash out, libertine, locomote, move, opening, round, rounder, rupture, snap, snipe, tear, tear, travel, turbulence, turbulency

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