Chiefly British Informal. excellent; splendid; fine.
verb (used with object), ripped, ripping.
to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner:
to rip open a seam; to rip up a sheet.
to cut or tear away in a rough or vigorous manner:
to rip bark from a tree.
to saw (wood) in the direction of the grain.
Digital Technology. to copy (audio or video files from a CD, DVD, or website) to a hard drive or mobile device, typically by extracting the raw data and changing the file format in the process:
Can you rip this CD for me?
See also DAE.
verb (used without object), ripped, ripping.
to become torn apart or split open:
Cheap cloth rips easily.
Informal. to move with violence or great speed:
The sports car ripped along in a cloud of dust and exhaust fumes.
a rent made by ripping; tear.
Slang. a cheat, swindle, or theft; ripoff:
The average consumer doesn’t realize that the new tax is a rip.
rip into, Informal. to attack physically or verbally; assail.
rip off, Slang.
to steal or pilfer.
to rob or steal from.
to swindle, cheat, or exploit; take advantage of:
phony charity appeals that rip off a gullible public.
rip out, Informal. to utter angrily, as with an oath or exclamation.
let rip, Slang.
to utter a series of oaths; swear.
to speak or write violently, rapidly, or at great length.
to allow to proceed at full speed or without restraint.
(archaic, Brit, slang) excellent; splendid
requiescat or requiescant in pace
verb rips, ripping, ripped
to tear or be torn violently or roughly; split or be rent
(transitive; foll by off or out) to remove hastily, carelessly, or roughly: they ripped out all the old kitchen units
(intransitive) (informal) to move violently or precipitously; rush headlong
(informal) (intransitive) foll by into. to pour violent abuse (on); make a verbal attack (on)
(transitive) to saw or split (wood) in the direction of the grain
(transitive) (informal, computing) to copy (music or software) without permission or making any payment
let rip, to act or speak without restraint
the place where something is torn; a tear or split
short for ripsaw
short for riptide (sense 1)
noun (informal, archaic)
something or someone of little or no value
an old worn-out horse
a dissolute character; reprobate
A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
A rip current.
raster image processor
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verb (used without object), rippled, rippling. 1. (of a liquid surface) to form small waves or undulations, as water agitated by a breeze. 2. to flow with a light rise and fall or ruffling of the surface. 3. (of a solid surface) to form or have small undulations, ruffles, or folds. 4. (of sound) to […]
- Ripple control
noun 1. the remote control of a switch by electrical impulses
noun 1. a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event. ripple effect noun 1. the repercussions of an event or situation experienced far beyond its immediate location