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To make a long tear or cut in
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“Be careful not to rip the tarp when pulling it through the woods.”
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To tear or shred something, typically into pieces
“He wanted to rip the letter in a thousand bits and throw them into the mud pools.”
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To pull forcefully, typically with the intention of separating or extracting
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“The stone in my pocket weighed so heavily I could hardly sit upright. I wanted to rip it out of my smock and fling it into the next river.”
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To move or proceed very quickly
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“We quickly rip through the market to decisively buy what we need.”
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To criticize or point out the mistakes or weaknesses in
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To criticize or scold sternly
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To use or reproduce another's work without permission, especially illegally
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To cut or slice something off
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To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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To injure a person's dignity and self-respect
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To damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
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To masticate (food, or the cud)
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To bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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To hold or write a review of
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Noun
A long tear or cut
“Sarah focussed her eyes on the food stain on his shirt, the rip in his jeans, the sum of his visible flaws.”
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(colloquial, dated) A licentious or dissolute person
“If there were, in clubs and places where men talk, unpleasant rumors as to himself, he preferred it to be thought that he was the rip, not his wife the strumpet.”
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A young child who is mischievous or badly behaved
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A type of horse, typically small in size or providing limited utility
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A strong flow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves
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A fraud or swindle, especially something that is grossly overpriced
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A dashing and fashionable gentleman
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A period or instance of engaging in joyful activities
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A sudden violent twist or pull
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