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Definition of Rip

Rip

  1. A wicker fish basket.
  2. 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. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
  4. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually with up.
  5. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
  6. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
  7. 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. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.

Rip Quotations

Ah, yes, divorce... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
Robin Williams

When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.
Mike Tyson

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
Mike Tyson

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Sylvia Browne

Theater in New York is nearer to the street. In London, you have to go deep into the building, usually, to reach the place where theater happens. On Broadway, only the fire doors separate you from the sidewalk, and you're lucky if the sound of a police car doesn't rip the envelope twice a night.
Tom Stoppard
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Rip Translations

rip in Dutch is scheuren, rijten
rip in Italian is crepatura
rip in Portuguese is rasgo
rip in Spanish is raja