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Definition 1: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the envelope a vigorous rip

Synonyms for rip in the sense of this definition

(rip is a kind of ...) the act of tearing

"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

Definition 2: a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for rip in the sense of this definition

(rip is a kind of ...) unstable flow of a liquid or gas

Definition 3: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart - [noun denoting object]

Samples where rip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a rip in his pants
  • she had snags in her stockings

Synonyms for rip in the sense of this definition

(rip is a kind of ...) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

Definition 4: a dissolute man in fashionable society - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rip in the sense of this definition

(rip is a kind of ...) a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

Definition 5: criticize or abuse strongly and violently - [verb of communication]

Samples where rip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly

(rip is a kind of ...) attack in speech or writing

"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

Definition 6: tear or be torn violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where rip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
  • pull the cooked chicken into strips

Synonyms for rip in the sense of this definition

(rip is a kind of ...) separate or cause to separate abruptly

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

Definition 7: cut (wood) along the grain - [verb of contact]

(rip is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 8: move precipitously or violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where rip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tornado ripped along the coast

(rip is a kind of ...) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Definition 9: take without the owner's consent - [verb of possession]

Samples where rip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Someone stole my wallet on the train
  • This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation

Synonyms for rip in the sense of this definition

(rip is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of rip ) take illegally; of intellectual property

"This writer plundered from famous authors"

(... is a kind of rip ) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

(... is a kind of rip ) take without permission

"he walked off with my wife!" "The thief walked off with my gold watch"

(... is a kind of rip ) take by theft

"Someone snitched my wallet!"

(... is a kind of rip ) take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

"The burglars robbed him of all his money"

(... is a kind of rip ) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

"The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"

(... is a kind of rip ) take unlawfully

(... is a kind of rip ) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

(... is a kind of rip ) copy illegally; of published material

(... is a kind of rip ) steal in a store

(... is a kind of rip ) take illegally

"rustle cattle"

(... is a kind of rip ) make off with belongings of others

(... is a kind of rip ) commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling

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