Pronunciation: (rip), [key]
v., ripped, rip•ping,

1. to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip open a seam; to rip up a sheet.
2. to cut or tear away in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip bark from a tree.
3. to saw (wood) in the direction of the grain.

1. to become torn apart or split open: Cheap cloth rips easily.
2. move with violence or great speed: The sports car ripped along in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes.
3. let rip, Slang.
a. to utter a series of oaths; swear.
b. to speak or write violently, rapidly, or at great length.
c. to allow to proceed at full speed or without restraint.
4. rip into, attack physically or verbally; assail.
5. rip off, Slang.
a. to steal or pilfer.
b. to rob or steal from.
c. to swindle, cheat, or exploit; take advantage of: phony charity appeals that rip off a gullible public.
6. rip out, utter angrily, as with an oath or exclamation.

1. a rent made by ripping; tear.
2. Slang.a cheat, swindle, or theft; ripoff: The average consumer doesn't realize that the new tax is a rip.


Pronunciation: (rip), [key]
a stretch of turbulent water at sea or in a river.


Pronunciation: (rip), [key]
n. Informal.
1. a dissolute or worthless person.
2. a worthless or worn-out horse.
3. something of little or no value.


Pronunciation: (rip), [key]
a male given name, form of Robert.


1. may he or she rest in peace.
2. may they rest in peace. Also,RIP

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