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English Dictionary: ripping by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
    Synonym(s): rending, ripping, splitting
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.
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