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rip

verb  /rɪp/ us  

rip verb (TEAR)

[I/T] (-pp-) to tear something quickly and with force, or to break apart something: [T] I ripped my sleeve. [T] The wind ripped the flag to shreds. [M] The letter made me so angry, I ripped it up. [M] He lost control of the car and it ripped down a fence. [I/T] (-pp-) To rip out something is to remove it: [M] The previous owner ripped out the fireplace.

rip verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

[I always + adv/prep] to move quickly or violently: A hurricane ripped through Rhode Island yesterday.
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