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noun as in tear, cut

verb as in tear, cut

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Her status as a mysterious, cloistered figure had been solidified after a decade of speculation and lionization on Internet message boards and blogs as crate diggers shared rips of her impossibly rare LPs.

We’d stepped through the front door of our neighborhood library on Capitol Hill when I heard the rip of the Velcro fasteners on his little-boy sneakers.

The company also has a lifetime warranty for any rips or frays, which is pretty bold given that sheets, like all cloth, inevitably show signs of wear.

One of the interview questions asking about vacuum decay was incorrectly presented as being about the big rip scenario.

The last band I was in was kind of a Sonic Youth rip-off band, and I thought that that was my calling.

Instead of decorating every face on the street, Google Glass hit a contrarian rip tide.

Not that the Shakespearean riff on/rip off is limited to novels.

This is why capitalism, he concludes triumphantly, is “no rip-off.”

Though the good gut bugs are likely beneficial for some, companies are using the label to rip off consumers.

They ain't got such a rip-roarin' start of us—an' I'm the boy can foller that track from hell t' breakfast an' back again.

Then I tied up the rip in the meal sack with a string, so it wouldn't leak no more, and took it and my saw to the canoe again.

In a word, he did rip up all that could be said that was unworthy, and in the basest terms they could be spoken in.

You must read for yourselves the famous story of Rip Van Winkle and the nap he took.

Buck begun to cry and rip, and 'lowed that him and his cousin Joe (that was the other young chap) would make up for this day yet.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rip, such as: slit, cleavage, gash, hole, laceration, and rent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.