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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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