Definitions for RIPrɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

riprɪp(v.; n.)ripped, rip•ping

  1. (v.t.)to cut or tear apart roughly or vigorously:

    to rip open a seam.

  2. to cut or tear away roughly or vigorously:

    to rip bark from a tree.

  3. to saw (wood) in the direction of the grain.

  4. (v.i.)to become torn apart or split open.

  5. to move with violence or great speed.

    Category: Informal

  6. rip into, to attack physically or verbally; assail.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  7. rip off, Slang. to steal. to steal from, cheat, or exploit.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

  8. (n.)a rent made by ripping; tear.

Idioms for rip:

  1. let her or it rip, to allow something to go on without restraint.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of rip:

1470–80; obscurely akin to Fris rippe, dial. D rippen; cf. dial. E ripple to scratch


  1. a stretch of turbulent water at sea or in a river.

    Category: Oceanography

Origin of rip:

1765–75; cf. rip1, ripple


  1. a dissolute or worthless person.

    Category: Informal

Origin of rip:

1770–80; prob. alter. of rep, shortened form of reprobate


or R.I.P.

  1. may he or she rest in peace.

    Category: Foreign Term

  2. may they rest in peace.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of RIP:

< L requiēscat in pāce]; [< L requiēscant in pāce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue(noun)

    a dissolute man in fashionable society

  2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

  3. rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent(noun)

    a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

  4. rent, rip, split(verb)

    the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

    "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

  5. rend, rip, rive, pull(verb)

    tear or be torn violently

    "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

  6. rip(verb)

    move precipitously or violently

    "The tornado ripped along the coast"

  7. rip(verb)

    cut (wood) along the grain

  8. rip(verb)

    criticize or abuse strongly and violently

    "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rip(verb)ɪp

    to tear or cause to tear

    My shirt ripped.; She ripped the paper in half.; The bullet ripped a hole in the flag.; He ripped his jacket on a branch.

  2. ripɪp

    to pull sth out or away, quickly or with force

    "Give me that!" he said ripping the money out of my hands.

  3. rip(noun)ɪp

    a hole caused when sth rips

    a rip in his jeans


  1. rip(Noun)

    A tear (in paper, etc).

  2. rip(Noun)

    A type of tide or current.

    A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves

  3. rip(Noun)

    A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.

  4. rip(Noun)

    A "hit" of marijuana.

  5. rip(Verb)

    To cause something, usually paper, to rapidly become two parts.

  6. rip(Verb)

    To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.

  7. rip(Verb)

    To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.

  8. rip(Verb)

    To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.

  9. rip(Verb)

    To take a "hit" of marijuana.

  10. rip(Verb)

    To fart.

  11. rip(Verb)

    To mock or criticize.

  12. rip(Verb)

    To steal; to rip off.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rip(noun)

    a wicker fish basket

  2. Rip(verb)

    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

  3. Rip(verb)

    to get by, or as by, cutting or tearing

  4. Rip(verb)

    to tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually with up

  5. Rip(verb)

    to saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber

  6. Rip(noun)

    a rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration

  7. Rip(noun)

    a term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse

  8. Rip(noun)

    a body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. rip

    1. To extract the digital representation of a piece of music from an audio CD. Software that does this is often called a “CD ripper”. 2. [Amiga hackers] To extract sound or graphics from a program that they have been compiled/assembled into, or which generates them at run-time. In the case of older Amiga games this entails searching through memory shortly after a reboot. This sense has been in use for many years and probably gave rise to the (now more common) sense 1.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RIP' in Verbs Frequency: #975

Anagrams of RIP

  1. PRI

Translations for RIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make or get a hole or tear in by pulling, tearing etc

He ripped his shirt on a branch; His shirt ripped.

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