ripped, ripping

ripped, ripping
verb
1 (I, T) to tear something or be torn quickly and violently: I've ripped my skirt on a nail. | The sails ripped under the force of the wind. | rip sth open (=open something by tearing it): Impatiently, Sue ripped the letter open.
2 (transitive always + adv/prep) to remove something quickly and violently, using your hands: rip sth out/off/away/down: We've had to rip down all the old wallpaper.
3 rip sth/sb to shreds
a) to destroy something or damage it badly by tearing it in many places: Jill's kitten is ripping her sofa to shreds.
b) to strongly criticize someone, or their opinions, remarks, behaviour etc: My argument was ripped to shreds at once.
4 let rip informal to speak or behave violently or emotionally
(+ at/about): Mom really let rip about the state of my room.
5 let sth rip informal to make a car, boat etc go as fast as it can: Put your foot on the gas and let her rip!
rip off phrasal verb (T) spoken
1 (rip someone off) to charge someone too much money for something: They really ripped us off at that hotel!
2 (rip off something) to steal something: Somebody's ripped off my bike!
—see also: rip­off rip through sth phrasal verb (T) to move through a place quickly and with violent force: A huge explosion ripped through the courthouse. rip sth up phrasal verb (T) to tear something into several pieces: Pru ripped his photo up into tiny bits. 2 noun (C) a long tear or cut: There was a rip in the tire caused by a sharp stone.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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