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Definition of rip:

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

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assemble, rip up, bloodline, pluck, line of descent, incision, block, burn, crack, scarify, snag, mangle, zip, call up, bout, pull in, ancestry, puncture, root for, snatch, rob, drub, grave, binge, cavity, roast, riptide, haste, scorch, graveside, scourge, slam, scoot, go off with, confiscate, blood line, tide rip, crosscurrent, stock split, churchyard, laceration, pierce, shoot, burn in, get out, blowhole, festinate, read the riot act to, back up, riddle, burst, flay, draw, rive, hotfoot, fleet, pull out, prodigal, economic rent, hang-up, slap, barrow, rent, whirl, bust, fly, trot, parentage, roue, take out, browse, whisk, highball, burial ground, wrest, countercurrent, overstretch, hasten, hustle, sprint, rake over the coals, line, requisition, draw out, shatter, deprive, bolt, repossess, slant, dolmen, help, shred, bore, rocket, dart, fish out, blister, slash, chink, deplume, stemma, race, bustle, rush, split up, lash, perpetrate, pitch, channel, hurry, put someone on the griddle, pull, encroach, teardrop, split, gravestone, displume, break up, crumble, archive, cranny, origin, tear up, splinter, zoom, praise, scour, stock, schism, gouge, author, dent, headstone, whiz, wing, blood, run, flit, pedigree, seize, bucket, commit, deplumate, rend, fall apart, abyss, cleft, scathe, put someone on the hot seat, attract, move, pull up, extract, prick, sail, cemetery, rub, hitch, crater, lacerate, impound, draw in, profligate, rake, descent, flash, aperture, pelt, smash, crawl all over, dash, graveyard, excoriate, rip current, capture, squanderer, rakehell, nip, speed, score, tear, force, cleavage, access, lineage, barrel.

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