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Meaning of RIP

Pronunciation:  rip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
  2. [n]  a stretch of turbulent water in the sea
  3. [n]  an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"
  4. [n]  a dissolute man in fashionable society
  5. [v]  criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
  6. [v]  tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
  7. [v]  cut (wood) along the grain
  8. [v]  move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"

RIP is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: blood, crosscurrent, profligate, pull, rake, rend, rent, rent, riptide, rive, roue, split, split, tear, tear, tide rip
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, bust, cut, debauchee, gap, go, lash out, libertine, locomote, move, opening, round, rounder, rupture, snap, snipe, tear, tear, travel, turbulence, turbulency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rip\, n. [Cf. Icel. hrip a box or basket; perhaps akin to
    E. corb. Cf. {Ripier}.]
    A wicker fish basket.
  2. \Rip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ripped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Ripping}.] [Cf. AS. r[=y]pan, also Sw. repa to ripple flax,
    D. repelen, G. reffen, riffeln, and E. raff, raffle. Cf.
    {Raff}, {Ripple} of flax.]
    1. 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.
    2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
             He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.
    3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to
       search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually
       with up.
             They ripped up all that had been done from the
             beginning of the rebellion.           --Clarendon.
             For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out
             in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise
             nor comely.                           --Milton.
    4. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
    {Ripping chisel} (Carp.), a crooked chisel for cleaning out
       mortises. --Knight.
    {Ripping iron}. (Shipbuilding) Same as {Ravehook}.
    {Ripping saw}. (Carp.) See {Ripsaw}.
    {To rip out}, to rap out, to utter hastily and violently; as,
       to rip out an oath. [Colloq.] See {To rap out}, under
       {Rap}, v. t.
  3. \Rip\, n.
    1. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear;
       a place torn; laceration.
    2. [Perh. a corruption of the first syllable of reprobate.] A
       term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a
       scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.
    3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing
       tides or currents.
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