To rip is defined as to cut or tear away, to move quickly, or to slash violently.(verb)
The definition of a rip is the act of tearing or cutting or something that is shred or torn.(noun)
See rip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME rippen, prob. < or akin to Fl, to tear < IE *reub-: see rub
Origin: < ? rip
Origin: var. of rep, prob. abbrev. of reprobate
See rip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb ripped ripped, rip·ping, rips verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English rippen
Origin: , from Flemish; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Probably from rip1.
Origin: Possibly shortening and alteration of reprobate.
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