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Rip meaning

rip - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
  2. 2. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; " there was a rip in his pants"; " she had snags in her stockings"
  3. 3. A wicker fish basket.
  4. 4. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
  5. 5. To saw ( wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
  6. 6. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
  7. 7. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; - usually with up.
  10. 10. To cut or tear apart; tear up.

rip - examples of usage

  1. But what I needed was the means of obtaining a light, so, after casting about, I thought I would search the body on deck, and went to it, and to my great satisfaction discovered what I wanted in the first pocket I dipped my hand into, though I had to rip open the mouth of it away from the snow with the hanger. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. It's out of the way,- let the old thing rip. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  3. I love to recall the bustle of that arriving and how, as the motor came up the drive, Mis' Holcomb- that- was- Mame- Bliss and Mis' Amanda ran down on the gravel and waved their aprons; and how Mis' Postmaster Sykes and Mis' Mayor Uppers and Mis' Photographer Sturgis, having heard the machine pass their doors, had issued forth and followed it and arrived at the Proudfits' with: " I was right in the midst of a basque, cuttin' over an old lining, but I told Liddy Ember: 'You rip on. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
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