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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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