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Synonyms for rip

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  1. ripnoun


  2. ripverb

    To cause something, usually paper, to rapidly become two parts.


  3. ripnoun

    A type of tide or current.

    A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves


  4. ripnoun

    To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.


  5. ripverb

    A hit of marijuana.


  6. ripverb

    To take a hit of marijuana.


  7. ripverb

    To fart.


  8. ripverb

    To mock or criticize.


  9. ripverb

    To steal; to rip off.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rip

    Rend and tear are applied to the separating of textile substances into parts by force violently applied (rend also to frangible substances), tear being the milder, rend the stronger word. Rive is a wood-workers' word for parting wood in the way of the grain without a clean cut. To lacerate is to tear roughly the flesh or animal tissue, as by the teeth of a wild beast; a lacerated wound is distinguished from a wound made by a clean cut or incision. Mangle is a stronger word than lacerate; lacerate is more superficial, mangle more complete. To burst or rupture is to tear or rend by force from within, burst denoting the greater violence; as, to burst a gun; to rupture a blood-vessel; a steam-boiler may be ruptured when its substance is made to divide by internal pressure without explosion. To rip, as usually applied to garments or other articles made by sewing or stitching, is to divide along the line of a seam by cutting or breaking the stitches; the other senses bear some resemblance or analogy to this; as, to rip open a wound. Compare BREAK.

    break, burst, cleave, lacerate, mangle, rend, rive, rupture, sever, slit, sunder, tear

    heal, join, mend, reunite, secure, sew, solder, stitch, unite, weld

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, rouenoun

    a dissolute man in fashionable society

    rent, pitch, rakehell, parentage, blood line, snag, crosscurrent, lineage, roue, stock, ancestry, stemma, descent, pedigree, riptide, line of descent, blood, tide rip, line, slant, squanderer, rake, origin, split, countercurrent, bloodline, tear, profligate, prodigal

  2. rip, rent, snag, split, tearnoun

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

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

    rent, economic rent, rakehell, snag, crosscurrent, roue, bust, hitch, binge, split up, teardrop, tide rip, riptide, stock split, blood, tear, rake, hang-up, split, countercurrent, schism, profligate, bout, rub

  3. rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrentnoun

    a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

    profligate, tide rip, snag, rent, split, tear, roue, crosscurrent, blood, rakehell, rip current, countercurrent, riptide, rake

  4. rent, rip, splitverb

    the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

    "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

    rent, economic rent, rakehell, snag, crosscurrent, roue, tide rip, riptide, stock split, blood, tear, rake, split up, split, countercurrent, schism, profligate

  5. rend, rip, rive, pullverb

    tear or be torn violently

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

    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, cleave, force, draw out, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, pull, perpetrate, split, deplume, pull out, rive, commit, attract, rend, take out, draw in

  6. ripverb

    move precipitously or violently

    "The tornado ripped along the coast"

    pull, rive, rend

  7. ripverb

    cut (wood) along the grain

    pull, rive, rend

  8. ripverb

    criticize or abuse strongly and violently

    "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"

    pull, rive, rend

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ripverb

    tear open, tear apart

  2. ripnoun

    tear, rent, laceration

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ripnoun

    rent, tear

  2. ripnoun

    (Slang) harridan, hag

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rip":

    rips, www.v2.frigorifix.com, pir, fir, tear, irp

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  1. Marina Novack:

    You see kids suffering Ebola, they just don’t feel well, they want to be touched, they want to be hugged, when you’re wearing a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), you are scary-looking to them, they still want you to hold them and they reach for you. But because there is the risk that one of them may knock off your goggles or rip your gloves, you’re unable to carry them.

  2. Viktor Hovland:

    I was thinking about all the other putts during the round. I'd pretty much left every other putt short, i was( thinking) I'm not going to hit this putt short. I gave it a good rip and thankfully it hit the middle of the cup.

  3. Cheng Yonghua:

    If the statement is deliberately made vague, or if it lightens responsibility, it will once again rip open the wounds of China and the other victims, and rub salt in them.

  4. Green New DealTrump:

    You just have to cross 95 % of the world and it would force the destruction or renovation of virtually every existing structure in the United States, new York City would have to rip down buildings and rebuild them again, I don't think so. This is the craziest plan.

  5. Jeff Merkley:

    It's absolutely outrageous that this Supreme Court has taken away women's rights in America, and it's absolutely outrageous that Republicans in the Senate are lining up to rip away women's full access to reproductive care.

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