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Definition of 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

The worst thing in the world that can happen to you if you're an engineer that has given his life to something is for someone to rip it off and put their name to it.
Tim Cook

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

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

You know what, rip me off once, shame on me. But twice? I'm coming after you and taking back what's mine.
Billy Mays

Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It's all lies. I have never laid a finger on her.
Mike Tyson
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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
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