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English definition of “rip”

rip

verb (TEAR)    /rɪp/ (-pp-)
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).Tearing and breaking into 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.Removing and extracting
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