rip: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. ripped, rip•ping,
- to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip open a seam; to rip up a sheet.
- to cut or tear away in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip bark from a tree.
- to saw (wood) in the direction of the grain.
- to become torn apart or split open: Cheap cloth rips easily.
- to move with violence or great speed: The sports car ripped along in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes.
- to utter a series of oaths; swear.
- to speak or write violently, rapidly, or at great length.
- to allow to proceed at full speed or without restraint.
- to attack physically or verbally; assail.
- phony charity appeals that rip off a gullible public.
- to steal or pilfer.
- to rob or steal from.
- to swindle, cheat, or exploit; take advantage of:phony charity appeals that rip off a gullible public.
- to utter angrily, as with an oath or exclamation.
- a rent made by ripping; tear.
- a cheat, swindle, or theft; ripoff: The average consumer doesn't realize that the new tax is a rip.
- a stretch of turbulent water at sea or in a river.
- a dissolute or worthless person.
- a worthless or worn-out horse.
- something of little or no value.
- a male given name, form of
- may he or she rest in peace.
- may they rest in peace.
- rip (Thesaurus)