"rips" in the noun sense
1. rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue
a dissolute man in fashionable society
2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
"there was a rip in his pants"
"she had snags in her stockings"
3. rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent
a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
4. rent, rip, split
the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
"he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
"rips" 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"
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