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rip

Noun

1 a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake, profligate, blood, roue]
2 an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn: rent, snag, split, tear]
3 a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current [syn: riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent]
4 the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip" [syn: rent, split]

Verb

1 tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn: rend, rive, pull]
2 move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"
3 cut (wood) along the grain
4 criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly" [also: ripping, ripped]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A tear in paper etc.
  2. A type of tide or current.
  3. (slang) A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.
  4. (slang) A "hit" of marijuana.

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Verb

  1. To cause something, usually paper, to rapidly become two parts.
  2. italbrac woodworking To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast cross-cut.
  3. slang computing To copy data from optical disks such as cd's and dvd's to a hard drive.
  4. slang illicit drug consumption To take a "hit" of marijuana.

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Extensive Definition

For the abbreviation or acronym RIP, please see RIP.
The term rip may refer to:
See also: Rip It Up (disambiguation)
rip in Icelandic: Rip

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