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1 rip /ˈrɪp/ verb
rips; ripped; ripping
1 rip
/ˈrɪp/
verb
rips; ripped; ripping
Learner's definition of RIP
[+ object] : to tear, split, or open (something) quickly or violently
[no object] : to become torn or split
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to remove (something) quickly or violently
[no object] : to go or move very quickly through or into something
[+ object] : to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way

let rip

informal
: to do something in a way that is full of anger or energy
let (something) rip : to make (a car, boat, machine, etc.) go very fast usually used in phrases like let it rip and let her/'er rip

rip apart

[phrasal verb]
rip (something) apart or rip apart (something) : to completely destroy (something) by tearing it into pieces
often used figuratively
rip (someone or something) apart or rip apart (someone or something) : to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way especially by describing weaknesses, flaws, etc.

rip into

[phrasal verb]
rip into (someone or something)
: to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way

rip off

[phrasal verb] informal
rip (someone) off or rip off (someone) : to steal from or cheat (someone)
rip (something) off or rip off (something)
: to steal (something)
disapproving : to copy or imitate (something) improperly : to make something that is too much like (something made by someone else)
see also rip-off

rip up

[phrasal verb]
rip (something) up or rip up (something)
: to completely destroy (something) by tearing it into pieces
2 rip /ˈrɪp/ noun
plural rips
2 rip
/ˈrɪp/
noun
plural rips
Learner's definition of RIP
[count]
: a long tear in something
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