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Meaning of “rip” in the English Dictionary

"rip" in British English

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ripverb

uk   us   /rɪp/ (-pp-)
  • rip verb (TEAR)

B2 [I or T] to ​pullapart; to ​tear or be ​tornviolently 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 ​oldfireplaces hadn't been ripped out. We ripped up the ​carpets and ​laid a new ​woodenfloor.

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ripnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪp/ (plural -pp-)

RIP

uk   /ˌɑː.raɪˈpiː/  us   /ˌɑːr.aɪ-/
(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 ​breakapart 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 ​lostcontrol of the ​car and it ripped down a ​fence. [I/T] (-pp-) To rip out something is to ​remove it: [M] The ​previousowner 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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