[ verb ] tear or be torn violently
"The curtain ripped from top to bottom" "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
Used in print(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
Let him chafe with_impatience to see Charles , rip open the note with trembling hands and read the formal report in Hillman 's beautiful , schoolmaster 's hand .
[ verb ] cut (wood) along the grain
Used in print(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)
Therefore , the lumber is bought in planks and ripped to size for battens , etc. , on a table saw .
Take two three-inch-wide pieces and rip them down the center of the thickness to make the four .
[ verb ] criticize or abuse strongly and violently
"The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"