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English definition of “rip through sth”

rip through sth

phrasal verb with rip     /rɪp/ verb (-pp-)
to move very powerfully through a place or building, destroying it quickly: The explosion ripped through the hotel. A hurricane ripped through the Caribbean.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingCrossing and moving through
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