rip Definition

  • 1tear or pull (something) quickly or forcibly away from something or someone
  • 2move quickly and forcefully
  • 3a long narrow cut or opening

Using rip: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rip" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She ripped the paper in half.

  • Example

    The wind ripped the roof off the house.

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    He ripped through the finish line.

  • Example

    There was a rip in his pants.

  • Example

    The book is missing a page because someone ripped it out.

rip Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for rip

Antonyms for rip

Phrases with rip

  • cheat someone by charging too much for something


    I feel like I got ripped off when I paid $20 for this sandwich.

  • to do or say something with great energy or enthusiasm


    He let rip with a string of expletives when he saw the damage to his car.

  • criticize someone or something severely


    The boss ripped into him for being late again.


Summary: rip in Brief

The verb 'rip' [rɪp] means to tear or pull something quickly or forcefully, or to move quickly and forcefully. It can also refer to a long narrow cut or opening. Examples include 'She ripped the paper in half,' and 'The wind ripped the roof off the house.' Phrases include 'rip off,' meaning to cheat someone, 'let rip,' meaning to do or say something with great energy, and 'rip into,' meaning to criticize severely.

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