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Definition of "rip" []

  • To cut, tear apart, or tear away roughly or energetically. See Synonyms at tear1. (verb-transitive)
  • To split or saw (wood) along the grain. (verb-transitive)
  • To subject to vehement criticism or attack: The critic ripped the tedious movie. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To produce, display, or utter suddenly: ripped out a vicious oath. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To copy (audio or audio-visual material from a CD or DVD). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rip" in a sentence
  • "It had torn all the way around -- _rip, rip, rip_."
  • "I am certainly one of the biggest critics of the offset market as it is currently constituted, having coined the term rip-offsets."
  • "We also do what we call a rip-o-matic, so the first thingI did was cut together a DVD, which we cut together from the old movie anddifferent movies, in terms of Denzel, and it informed usof the tone of the movie, and I gave it to you."