—v.t. 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.
—v.i. 1. to become torn apart or split open: Cheap cloth rips easily. 2. Informal.to move with violence or great speed: The sports car ripped along in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes. 3. let rip,Slang. a. to utter a series of oaths; swear.
b. to speak or write violently, rapidly, or at great length.
c. to allow to proceed at full speed or without restraint.
4. rip into,Informal.to attack physically or verbally; assail.
5. rip off,Slang. a. to steal or pilfer.
b. to rob or steal from.
c. 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.
—n. 1. a rent made by ripping; tear.
2. Slang.a cheat, swindle, or theft; ripoff: The average consumer doesn't realize that the new tax is a rip.
Pronunciation: (rip),[key] —n. a stretch of turbulent water at sea or in a river.
Pronunciation: (rip),[key] —n.Informal. 1. a dissolute or worthless person.
2. a worthless or worn-out horse.
3. something of little or no value.
Pronunciation: (rip),[key] —n. a male given name, form of Robert.
1. may he or she rest in peace.
2. may they rest in peace. Also,RIP