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verb uk   us   /rɪp/ (-pp-)

rip verb (TEAR)

B2 [I or T] to pull apart; to tear or be torn violently and quickly: His new trousers ripped when he bent down. I ripped my shirt on a nail. [+ obj + adj ] She excitedly ripped the parcel open. The wind ripped the flag to/into shreds (= into little pieces).C1 [T + adv/prep] to remove something quickly, without being careful: I wish the old fireplaces hadn't been ripped out. We ripped up the carpets and laid a new wooden floor.
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rip verb (COPY)

[T] to copy pictures or sounds from a CD or DVD onto a computer: How do I rip a DVD movie to my hard drive?

rip

noun [C] uk   us   /rɪp/ (plural -pp-)

rip noun [C] (TEAR)

a tear in a piece of cloth or paper: Your sleeve has got a rip in it.

rip noun [C] (COPY)

a copy of a CD or DVD that you make on a computer: illegal rips of copyrighted music
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