Meaning of RIP in English

RIP

/ rɪp; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb ( -pp- )

1.

to tear sth or to become torn, often suddenly or violently :

[ vn ]

I ripped my jeans on the fence.

The flags had been ripped in two.

[ vn - adj ]

She ripped the letter open .

[ v ]

I heard the tent rip.

2.

[ vn + adv. / prep. ] to remove sth quickly or violently, often by pulling it :

He ripped off his tie.

The carpet had been ripped from the stairs.

3.

[ v , vn ] ( computing ) = rasterize

IDIOMS

- let rip (at sb)

- let rip | let sth rip

- rip sb/sth apart / to shreds / to bits, etc.

—more at heart , limb

PHRASAL VERBS

- rip at sth

- rip into sb (for / with sth)

- rip into / through sb/sth

- rip sb off

- rip sth off

- rip sth up

■ noun [ usually sing. ]

1.

a long tear in cloth, paper, etc.

2.

= rip current

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WORD ORIGIN

verb and noun sense 1 late Middle English (as a verb): of unknown origin; compare with the verb reap . The noun dates from the early 18th cent.

noun sense 2 late 18th cent.: perhaps related to rip in its other senses.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.