"ripping" in the verb sense
1. rend, rip, rive, pull
tear or be torn violently
"The curtain ripped from top to bottom"
"pull the cooked chicken into strips"
move precipitously or violently
"The tornado ripped along the coast"
cut (wood) along the grain
4. steal, rip off, rip
take without the owner's consent
"Someone stole my wallet on the train"
"This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
criticize or abuse strongly and violently
"The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
"ripping" in the adjective sense
1. rending, ripping, splitting
resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
"the tree split with a great ripping sound"
"heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
2. excellent, first-class, fantabulous, splendid, ripping
very good of the highest quality
"made an excellent speech"
"he was a splendid teacher"
"a first-class mind"
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