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.
--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.


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.

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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