WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
rip1 /rɪp/USA pronunciation   v.,  ripped, rip•ping, n. 
  1. to tear apart roughly or vigorously: [+ object]to rip open a seam.[+ up + object]He ripped up the newspaper.[+ object + up]He ripped it up.[no object]Her slacks ripped when she fell.
  2. Informal Terms to move with violence or great speed:[no object]The car ripped along in a cloud of dust.
  3. rip into, [Informal.][+ into + object] to attack strongly;
    assail:really ripped into the proposal.
  4. rip off, [Slang.]
    • to steal: [+ off + object]Someone ripped off his expensive new sports car.[+ object + off]Someone must have ripped it off.
    • to cheat or take from dishonestly: [+ object + off]The car dealer tried to rip us off.[+ off + object]trying to rip off the tourists.

n. [countable]
  1. a tear made by ripping:a rip in her jacket.
  1. Idiomslet her or it rip, [no object][Slang.]
    • to allow something to go on freely or without holding anything back:He revved up the engine and let her rip.

rip•per, n. [countable]

RIP or  R.I.P.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. Foreign Termsmay he or she or they rest in peace (used on a gravestone).

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rip1  (rip),USA pronunciation  v.,  ripped, rip•ping, n. 
  1. to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner:to rip open a seam; to rip up a sheet.
  2. to cut or tear away in a rough or vigorous manner:to rip bark from a tree.
  3. to saw (wood) in the direction of the grain.

  1. to become torn apart or split open:Cheap cloth rips easily.
  2. Informal Termsto move with violence or great speed:The sports car ripped along in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes.
  3. let rip, [Slang.]
    • to utter a series of oaths;
    • to speak or write violently, rapidly, or at great length.
    • to allow to proceed at full speed or without restraint.
  4. rip into, [Informal.]to attack physically or verbally;
  5. rip off, [Slang.]
    • to steal or pilfer.
    • to rob or steal from.
    • to swindle, cheat, or exploit;
      take advantage of:phony charity appeals that rip off a gullible public.
  6. rip out, [Informal.]to utter angrily, as with an oath or exclamation.

  1. a rent made by ripping;
  2. Slang Termsa cheat, swindle, or theft;
    ripoff:The average consumer doesn't realize that the new tax is a rip.
rippa•ble, adj. 
  • 1470–80; 1960–65 for def. 8; obscurely akin to Frisian rippe, dialect, dialectal Dutch rippen; compare dialect, dialectal English ripple to scratch
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  tear 2.
    • 10.See corresponding entry in Unabridged laceration, cut.

rip2  (rip),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Oceanographya stretch of turbulent water at sea or in a river.
    • see rip1, ripple1 1765–75

    rip3  (rip),USA pronunciation  n. [Informal.]
    1. Informal Termsa dissolute or worthless person.
    2. Informal Termsa worthless or worn-out horse.
    3. Informal Termssomething of little or no value.
    • probably alteration of rep, shortened form of reprobate 1770–80

    Rip  (rip),USA pronunciation n. 
  • a male given name, form of  Robert. 

  • R.I.P., 
    1. Foreign Termsmay he or she rest in peace.
      • Latin requiēscat in pāce
    2. Foreign Termsmay they rest in peace.
    • Latin requiēscat in pāce
    Also,  RIP 
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