a tide that opposes another or other tides, causing a violent disturbance in the sea.
Also called rip, tide-rip. a stretch of turbulent water in the sea, caused by the meeting of currents or abrupt changes in depth
Also called rip current. a strong current, esp one flowing outwards from the shore, causing disturbance on the surface
adjective 1. designating or pertaining to a group of Franks who lived along the Rhine in the neighborhood of Cologne during the 4th century or the code of laws observed by them. noun 2. a Ripuarian Frank. adjective 1. of or relating to the group of Franks who lived during the 4th century near Cologne […]
- Rip up
verb (transitive, adverb) 1. to tear (paper) into small pieces 2. to annul, cancel, or unilaterally disregard 3. to dig up, dig into, or remove (a surface): they are ripping up the street
[rip van wing-kuh l] /ˌrɪp væn ˈwɪŋ kəl/ noun 1. (in a story by Washington Irving) a ne’er-do-well who sleeps 20 years and upon waking is startled to find how much the world has changed. 2. (italics) the story itself, published in The Sketch Book (1819). Rip Van Winkle /ˈrɪp væn ˈwɪŋkəl/ noun (informal) 1. […]
noun (pl) -ros 1. another name for the grey warbler