Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rip”

See all translations

rip

verb uk   /rɪp/ (-pp-) us  

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.
More examples

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   /rɪp/ ( plural -pp-) us  

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
(Definition of rip verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rip?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More