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Dictionary definition for: Rip

1. (n) a dissolute man in fashionable society

2. (v) tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom" "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

3. (n) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants" "she had snags in her stockings"

4. (v) move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"

5. (n) a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

6. (v) cut (wood) along the grain

7. (n) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

8. (v) criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"

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