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"rip" in British English

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ripverb

uk   /rɪp/  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 package 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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ripnoun [C]

uk   /rɪp/  us   /rɪp/ (plural -pp-)

RIP

uk   /ˌɑː.raɪˈpiː/  us   /ˌɑːr.aɪˈpiː/
(Definition of rip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rip" in American English

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ripverb

 us   /rɪp/
  • 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.
(Definition of rip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rip" in Business English

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ripverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪp/ (-pp-)
IT to copy pictures or sounds from a CD or DVD onto a computer: rip sth onto sth PC users can rip digital music onto a PC.
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(Definition of rip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“rip” in American English

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