Rip

Definition of Rip

n.1.A wicker fish basket.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Ripped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ripping.]
2.To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.
- Granville.
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.
Ripping iron
(Shipbuilding) Same as Ravehook.
- Knight.
Ripping saw
(Carp.) See Ripsaw.
To rip out
to rap out, to utter hastily and violently; as, to rip out an oath.
n.1.A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
2.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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