Meaning of “rip” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /rɪp/ present participle ripping, past tense and past participle ripped

B2 [ I, T ] to tear quickly and suddenly, or to tear something quickly and suddenly:

She ripped her dress getting off her bike.
He ripped open the parcel.
rip sth out/off/from, etc

to remove something by pulling it away quickly:

Hedges had been ripped out to make larger fields.

[ T ] to copy information from a CD onto an MP3 player (= a piece of electronic equipment or a computer program for storing music)

(Definition of “rip verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)