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English Dictionary: rip by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
rip
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"
    Synonym(s): 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
    Synonym(s): rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent
  4. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
    Synonym(s): rent, rip, split
v
  1. tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
    Synonym(s): rend, rip, rive, pull
  2. move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"
  3. cut (wood) along the grain
  4. criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rip \Rip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ripped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Ripping}.] [Cf. AS. r[ymac]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.
                                                                              --Granville.
  
      3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to
            search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually
            with up.
  
                     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
            mortises. --Knight.
  
      {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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
            [Slang.]
  
      3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing
            tides or currents.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rip \Rip\, n. [Cf. Icel. hrip a box or basket; perhaps akin to
      E. corb. Cf. {Ripier}.]
      A wicker fish basket.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   rip v.   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.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   RIP
  
      1. {Routing Information Protocol}.
  
      2. {Raster Image Processor}.
  
      (2003-09-10)
  
  
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