Crossword clues for rip
- Washington Irving hero, informally
- 1-Across accompanier
- Big swing
- Fashion show disaster
- Embarrassing sound when one bends over
- Copy from CD to PC
- Grave letters
- Copy from a CD
- Letters on Halloween decorations
- Abbr. on a tombstone
- Problem on the red carpet, maybe
- Cut in the direction of the grain
- Certain wardrobe malfunction
- Engraved letters?
- Halloween decoration letters
- Bad sound in a changing room
- Trendy jeans feature
- Gravestone letters
- A stretch of turbulent water in the sea
- A dissolute man in fashionable society
- An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
- Reason to do patchwork?
- "___ It Up," Little Richard hit
- Actor Torn
- Split apart
- Open a seam
- "As you sew, so shall you ___"
- Tear apart
- Irving's sleeper
- Worthless horse
- Last letters?
- Fabled sleeper, informally
- Kind of cord or saw
- Reason for a patch
- With 47-Across, star of "Heartland"
- Kind of tide
- Tear or Torn
- Torn or tear
- Cheat, with "off"
- Take apart
- Torn place
- Irving character
- Irving hero
- Torn of films
- Sleeper for two decades
- Torn or Taylor
- Inits. on a gravestone
- "Let 'er ___!"
- Two-decade sleeper
- Mr. Van Winkle
- Final letters?
- Tombstone letters
- Embarrassing sound, maybe
- Legendary sleeper
- Speed (through)
- Come apart
- En-graved letters?
- 20-year sleeper
- Saw in the direction of the grain
- Famous oversleeper
- Lay into
- Pants problem
- Light into
- Kind of cord
- Stretch of turbulent water
- Job for a tailor
- Upholstery flaw
- Turn into confetti
- Go fast
- Fictional sleeper
- Upholstery uglifier
- Cheat, slangily
- Dead letters?
- Slugger's swing
- Saw along the grain
- Upholstery problem
- Saw with the grain
- Yank (off)
- Lambaste verbally
- Swindle, slangily
- Letters sometimes inscribed above a name
- Tombstone inscription
- Dangerous stretch of water
- It may be written in stone
- Letters for the dear departed
- It may be engraved in stone
- Turbulent water stretch
- Initials in stone
- Splitting image?
- Insult, slangily
- It may be in stitches
- Criticize severely
- ___ Van Winkle
- Lace (into)
- Abbr. on a headstone
- Tear (up)
- Open indelicately
- Potential swimsuit embarrassment
- Copy, as from CD to PC
- Unfortunate sound when you bend over
- Light (into)
- Boot Hill letters
- Engraved message?: Abbr.
- One may be in stitches
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rip \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.]
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.
To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.
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.
For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise nor comely.
To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
Ripping chisel (Carp.), a crooked chisel for cleaning out mortises.
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.
Rip \Rip\, n. [Cf. Icel. hrip a box or basket; perhaps akin to E. corb. Cf. Ripier.] A wicker fish basket.
Rip \Rip\, n.
A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
[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.
A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"tear apart," c.1400, probably of North Sea Germanic origin (compare Flemish rippen "strip off roughly," Frisian rippe "to tear, rip") or else from a Scandinavian source (compare Swedish reppa, Danish rippe "to tear, rip"). In either case, from Proto-Germanic *rupjan-, from PIE root *reup-, *reub- "to snatch." Meaning "to slash open" is from 1570s. Related: Ripped; ripping.\n\nIn garments we rip along the line at which they were sewed; we tear the texture of the cloth. ... Rend implies great force or violence.
[Century Dictionary]\nMeaning "to move with slashing force" (1798) is the sense in let her rip, American English colloquial phrase attested from 1853. The noun is attested from 1711. The parachutist's rip cord (1911) originally was a device in ballooning to open a panel and release air.
"rough water," 1775, perhaps a special use of rip (v.). Originally of seas; application to rivers is from 1828.
"thing of little value," 1815, earlier "inferior or worn-out horse" (1778), perhaps altered from slang rep (1747) "man of loose character; vicious, reckless and worthless person," which itself is perhaps short for reprobate (n.).
Etymology 1 n. 1 A tear (in paper, etc.). 2 A type of tide or current. 3 # (context Australia English) A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves. 4 (context slang English) A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action. 5 (context slang English) A hit (dose) of marijuan
6 (context UK Eton College English) A black mark given for substandard schoolwork. v
(context transitive English) To divide or separate the parts of (especially something flimsy such as paper or fabric), by cutting or tearing; to tear off or out by violence. Etymology 2
n. A wicker basket for fish. Etymology 3
n. 1 (cx colloquial regional English) A worthless horse; a nag. (from 18th
) 2 (cx colloquial regional English) An immoral man; a rake, a scoundrel. (from 18th c.)
move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"
cut (wood) along the grain
criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
To rip is the act of tearing an object.
Rip may also refer to:
Rip (died 1946), a mixed-breed terrier, was a Second World War search and rescue dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945. He was found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an Air Raid warden, and became the service's first search and rescue dog. He is credited with saving the lives of over 100 people. He was the first of twelve Dickin Medal winners to be buried in the PDSA's cemetery in Ilford, Essex.
R.I.P. was a hardcore punk group from Mondragón, Basque Country ( Spain), and were part of the Basque Radical Rock musical movement in the early 1980s. By 2014, three of the band's classic four members — lead singer Karlos "Mahoma" Agirreurreta, bassist "Portu" Mancebo and guitarist Jul Bolinaga — had died.
Rip is a nickname for:
- Rip Coleman (1931–2004), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Rip Collins (disambiguation)
- Rip Engle (1906–1983), American football player and coach of football and basketball
- John Salmon Ford (1815–1897), Republic of Texas and American politician, and Confederate Army colonel
- Rip Hagerman (1888–1930), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Richard Hamilton (basketball) (born 1978), American National Basketball Association player
- Rip Hawkins (born 1939), American National Football League player
- Edgar Miller (1901–1991), American football player, coach and college athletics administrator
- Rip Radcliff (1906–1962), American Major League Baseball player
- Rip Repulski (1928–1993), American Major League Baseball outfielder
- Rip Taylor (born 1934), American actor
- Rip Torn (born 1931), American actor
Usage examples of "rip".
I ripped away my shirt and poured undiluted acriflavine solution into the cavernous wounds.
As the humans whipped around the outer edges of the dancing whirlpool, the afanc swam in quick lunges and ripped them free in its jaws.
The agonizing pain would soon be ripping through her womb as her body fought to conceive.
Ripping off his cloak, Alec gathered the hem of it in one hand and tossed the other end at the upthrust corner, hoping to catch it with the hood.
And how can he in good conscience just rip off, swallow, digest and expel as his what an alumnus with a streaked orange face and removable hair has clearly seen first herself?
But as they left the beautifully landscaped road that had carried them from the airport to the city and turned off into the urban residential district he saw that the splendor was, unsurprisingly, a fraud of the usual Alvarado kind: the avenues had been paved, all right, but they were reverting to nature again, cracking and upheaving as the swelling roots of the bombacho trees and the candelero palms that had been planted down the central dividers ripped them apart.
The massive amphibian whipped its head back and forth in an instinctual frenzy to rip and tear.
Asara kissed her hard, harder, and Kaiku felt a pain inside her, as if some organ in her breast were about to rip free, her heart about to tear from its aortal mooring.
He nearly ripped the door to the armory off its hinges, took a deep breath and stepped onto the top of the armory stairs.
As soon as the daily newspapers are done with, he rips them up in geometric squares and stores them in the cellar privy so that they all can wipe their arses with I them.
It was all I could do to tear my eyes off Asteria, who sat panting on the ground, ripping at the shreds of the long robe entangling her neck and legs.
Then came an awful ripping sound, as of a body being torn asunder, and he felt the ground quiver beneath him again.
The former would try to rip the fabric asunder, the latter to patch it.
Hunter smashed him across the head with his atlatl, ripping his cheek open.
He could feel the baleen ripping the skin on his back as the tongue covered him, pressing the seawater out around him as it would strain krill, then crushing him until the last of the air exploded from his body and he blacked out.