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English Dictionary: ripping by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
ripping
adj
  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.
                                                                              --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.
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