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English Dictionary: rip by the DICT Development Group
6 results for rip
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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
  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.
      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.
      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]:
      1. {Routing Information Protocol}.
      2. {Raster Image Processor}.
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