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English noun: rip

1. rip (person) a dissolute man in fashionable society


Synonymsblood, profligate, rake, rakehell, roue


Broader (hypernym)debauchee, libertine, rounder

2. rip (object) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart


SamplesThere was a rip in his pants.
She had snags in her stockings.


Synonymsrent, snag, split, tear


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

3. rip (event) a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current


Synonymscountercurrent, crosscurrent, riptide, tide rip


Broader (hypernym)turbulence, turbulency

4. rip (act) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something


SamplesHe gave the envelope a vigorous rip.


Synonymsrent, split


Broader (hypernym)tear


English verb: rip

1. rip (contact) tear or be torn violently


SamplesThe curtain ripped from top to bottom.
Pull the cooked chicken into strips.


ExamplesThey rip the sheets


Synonymspull, rend, rive


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bust, rupture, snap, tear

2. rip (motion) move precipitously or violently


SamplesThe tornado ripped along the coast.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear

3. rip (contact) cut (wood) along the grain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

4. rip (communication) criticize or abuse strongly and violently


SamplesThe candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe









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