Meaning of RIP in English


rip 1

— rippable , adj.

/rip/ , v. , ripped, ripping , n.


1. to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip open a seam; to rip up a sheet.

2. to cut or tear away in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip bark from a tree.

3. to saw (wood) in the direction of the grain.


4. to become torn apart or split open: Cheap cloth rips easily.

5. Informal. to move with violence or great speed: The sports car ripped along in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes.

6. let rip , Slang.

a. to utter a series of oaths; swear.

b. to speak or write violently, rapidly, or at great length.

c. to allow to proceed at full speed or without restraint.

7. rip into , Informal. to attack physically or verbally; assail.

8. rip off , Slang.

a. to steal or pilfer.

b. to rob or steal from.

c. to swindle, cheat, or exploit; take advantage of: phony charity appeals that rip off a gullible public.

9. rip out , Informal. to utter angrily, as with an oath or exclamation.


10. a rent made by ripping; tear.

11. Slang. a cheat, swindle, or theft; ripoff: The average consumer doesn't realize that the new tax is a rip.

[ 1470-80; 1960-65 for def. 8; obscurely akin to Fris rippe, dial. D rippen; cf. dial. E ripple to scratch ]

Syn. 1. See tear 2 . 10. laceration, cut.

rip 2

/rip/ , n.

a stretch of turbulent water at sea or in a river.

[ 1765-75; see RIP 1 , RIPPLE 1 ]

rip 3

/rip/ , n. Informal.

1. a dissolute or worthless person.

2. a worthless or worn-out horse.

3. something of little or no value.

[ 1770-80; prob. alter. of rep, shortened form of REPROBATE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .