WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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 © 2017
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 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    RIP abbreviation for
    1. requiescat or requiescant in pace
    Etymology: Latin: may he, she, or they rest in peace

    ˈrip /rɪp/ vb (rips, ripping, ripped)
    1. to tear or be torn violently or roughly; split or be rent
    2. (tr; followed by off or out) to remove hastily, carelessly, or roughly
    3. (intransitive) informal to move violently or precipitously; rush headlong
    4. (intransitive) followed by into: informal to pour violent abuse (on); make a verbal attack (on)
    5. (transitive) to saw or split (wood) in the direction of the grain
    6. (transitive) informal to copy (music or software) without permission or making any payment
    7. let ripto act or speak without restraint
    1. the place where something is torn; a tear or split
    2. short for ripsaw

    See also rip offEtymology: 15th Century: perhaps from Flemish rippen; compare Middle Dutch rippen to pull
    rip /rɪp/ n
    1. short for riptide
    Etymology: 18th Century: perhaps from rip1
    rip /rɪp/ n informal archaic
    1. something or someone of little or no value
    2. an old worn-out horse
    Etymology: 18th Century: perhaps altered from rep, shortened from reprobate

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