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rip1

rip1

 
pronunciation:
rIp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
rip into, rip off
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ripped, ripping, rips
definition 1: to cut open, off, or apart with force; tear.
The nail ripped my shirt.
synonyms:
split
similar words:
cut, knife, mangle, pull, shred, slash, split
definition 2: to be cut open or apart roughly; tear or split.
The curtain will rip if you pull too hard.
synonyms:
split
similar words:
bust, cut, rupture, shred
phrase: rip into
phrase: rip off
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the result of ripping, or the place where it has happened; tear; cut.
He has a rip in the knee of his jeans.
synonyms:
hole, slash, split, tear
similar words:
cut, slash, slit, split
derivation: rippable (adj.)
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