Meaning of RIP in English


I. ˈrip verb

( ripped ; rip·ping )

Etymology: Middle English rippen, from or akin to Middle Dutch reppen, rippen to pull, jerk

Date: 15th century

transitive verb


a. : to tear or split apart or open

b. : to saw or split (wood) with the grain

2. : to slash or slit with or as if with a sharp blade

3. : to hit sharply

ripped a double to left field

4. : to utter violently : spit out

ripped out an oath

5. : criticize , disparage

intransitive verb

1. : to become ripped : rend

2. : to rush headlong

ripped past second base

Synonyms: see tear

- rip into

II. noun

Date: 1711

1. : a rent made by ripping : tear

2. : cut 5b

III. noun

Etymology: perhaps from rip (II)

Date: 1775

1. : a body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides, currents, or winds

2. : a current of water roughened by passing over an irregular bottom

3. : rip current

IV. noun

Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from reprobate

Date: 1797

: a dissolute person : libertine

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