Definitions of rip

  1. To divide, as along a seam; tear or cut with violence.
  2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
  3. To saw ( wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
  4. To divide or separate the parts of, by cutting or tearing; to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by violence; as, to rip a garment by cutting the stitches; to rip off the skin of a beast; to rip up a floor; - commonly used with up, open, off.
  5. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; - usually with up.
  6. To divide by cutting or tearing: to cut open: to take out by cutting or tearing: to tear up for search or alteration:- pr. p. ripping; pa. t. and pa. p. ripped.
  7. To cut or tear apart; tear up.
  8. To become torn apart.
  9. tear or be torn violently; " The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; " pull the cooked chicken into strips"
  10. move precipitously or violently; " The tornado ripped along the coast"
  11. criticize or abuse strongly and violently; " The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
  12. cut ( wood) along the grain
  13. To cut or tear asunder, open, or away; to tear up for search, disclosure, or alteration.
  14. To separate the parts of a thing by cutting or tearing; to cut or tear open or off; to tear up for disclosure or alteration.
  15. Ripping.
  16. a stretch of turbulent water in the sea
  17. A wicker fish basket.
  18. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.
  19. A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn- out horse.
  20. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.
  21. A rent made by the breaking of stitches; a tear.
  22. Ripper.
  23. A tear: a rent: a place torn.
  24. A saw for ripping lumber. ripsaw.
  25. A tearing; a rent; laceration; anything worthless.
  26. A wicker basket to carry fish in.
  27. A place torn; a rent by part of a seam giving way.
  28. Anything worthless or thoroughly vicious; a rip of a horse is a thin worn- out horse; a morally ill- conditioned person.
  29. Ripped.