Rip \Rip\, n.
1. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear;
a place torn; laceration.
2. [Perh. a corruption of the first syllable of reprobate.] A
term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a
scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.
3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing
tides or currents.
Rip \Rip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ripped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Ripping.] [Cf. AS. r[=y]pan, also Sw. repa to ripple flax,
D. repelen, G. reffen, riffeln, and E. raff, raffle. Cf.
Raff, Ripple of flax.]
1. 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.
2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.
3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to
search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually
They ripped up all that had been done from the
beginning of the rebellion. --Clarendon.
For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out
in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise
nor comely. --Milton.
4. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
Ripping chisel (Carp.), a crooked chisel for cleaning out
Ripping iron. (Shipbuilding) Same as Ravehook.
Ripping saw. (Carp.) See Ripsaw.
To rip out, to rap out, to utter hastily and violently; as,
to rip out an oath. [Colloq.] See To rap out, under
Rap, v. t.
n 1: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake,
rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue]
2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a
rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn:
rip, rent, snag, split, tear]
3: a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by
one current flowing into or across another current [syn:
rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent,
4: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he
gave the envelope a vigorous rip" [syn: rent, rip,
v 1: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn:
rend, rip, rive, pull]
2: move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along
3: cut (wood) along the grain
4: criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate
ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
1. To extract the digital representation of a piece of music from an audio
CD. Software that does this is often called a ?CD ripper?.
2. [Amiga hackers] To extract sound or graphics from a program that they
have been compiled/assembled into, or which generates them at run-time. In
the case of older Amiga games this entails searching through memory shortly
after a reboot. This sense has been in use for many years and probably gave
rise to the (now more common) sense 1.
R.I.P. A careless abbreviation of _requiescat in pace_, attesting to
indolent goodwill to the dead. According to the learned Dr. Drigge,
however, the letters originally meant nothing more than _reductus in