- riprip1 [rip]vt.ripped, ripping [LME rippen, prob. < or akin to Fl, to tear < IE * reub-: see RUB]1.a) to cut or tear apart roughly or vigorouslyb) to remove by or as by so cutting or tearing: with off, out, away, etc.c) to make (a hole) in this wayd) to slash with a sharp instrumente) to cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)2. to saw (wood) along the grainvi.1. to become torn or split apart2. Informal to move with speed or violencen.1. a torn place or burst seam; tear; split2. the act of rippingSYN.- TEAR1——————☆ let her ripSlang to go ahead; continue without restraint——————rip intoInformal to attack violently or sharply, often with words——————rip off Slang☆ 1. to steal or rob☆ 2. to cheat, exploit, or take advantage of——————☆ rip onInformal to criticize harshly☆ rip2 [rip ]n.[< ? RIP1]an extent of rough, broken water caused as by the meeting of cross currents or tides or the interaction of currents and windrip3 [rip]n.[var. of rep, prob. abbrev. of REPROBATE] Informal1. a dissolute, dissipated person2. an old, worthless horse3. a worthless thing
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.