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  • v. To destroy by ripping.
  • v. To move quickly or violently

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. tear into shreds


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  • “Just as well the silly bloke never saw a shearer rip up a sheep’s belly and sew it with a baling needle,” he comforted the embarrassed Mrs. O’Rourke.

    The Thorn Birds

  • Well, when we was a-fightin’ this atternoon, all-of-a-sudden he begin t’ rip up an’ cuss an’ beller at me.

    The Red Badge of Courage

  • You rip up them pictures and shitcan the negatives and I won’t tell Johnny Stomp you fingered him on the squeeze.

    The Big Nowhere

  • Basil had hoped she'd rip up at him afterwards, but Harry Deverell had come in the way.

    The English Witch


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