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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rip \Rip\, n. [Cf. Icel. hrip a box or basket; perhaps akin to
     E. corb. Cf. Ripier.]
     A wicker fish basket.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rip \Rip\, n.
     1. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear;
        a place torn; laceration.
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     2. [Perh. a corruption of the first syllable of reprobate.] A
        term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a
        scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.
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     3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing
        tides or currents.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rip \Rip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ripped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ripping.] [Cf. AS. r[=y]pan, also Sw. repa to ripple flax,
     D. repelen, G. reffen, riffeln, and E. raff, raffle. Cf.
     Raff, Ripple of flax.]
     1. To divide or separate the parts of, by cutting or tearing;
        to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by
        violence; as, to rip a garment by cutting the stitches; to
        rip off the skin of a beast; to rip up a floor; --
        commonly used with up, open, off.
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     2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
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              He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.
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     3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to
        search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually
        with up.
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              They ripped up all that had been done from the
              beginning of the rebellion.           --Clarendon.
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              For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out
              in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise
              nor comely.                           --Milton.
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     4. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.
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     Ripping chisel (Carp.), a crooked chisel for cleaning out
        mortises. --Knight.
     Ripping iron. (Shipbuilding) Same as Ravehook.
     Ripping saw. (Carp.) See Ripsaw.
     To rip out, to rap out, to utter hastily and violently; as,
        to rip out an oath. [Colloq.] See To rap out, under
        Rap, v. t.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake,
           rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue]
      2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a
         rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn:
         rip, rent, snag, split, tear]
      3: a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by
         one current flowing into or across another current [syn:
         rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent,
      4: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he
         gave the envelope a vigorous rip" [syn: rent, rip,
      v 1: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
           bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn:
           rend, rip, rive, pull]
      2: move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along
         the coast"
      3: cut (wood) along the grain
      4: criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate
         ripped into his opponent mercilessly"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  242 Moby Thesaurus words for "rip":
     Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, abrade, abrasion, agonize, badger,
     ball the jack, bark, barrel, blackmail, blemish, bloody, boom,
     bowl along, breach, break, breakage, breeze, breeze along, broach,
     brush, burn, burst, chafe, check, chink, chip, claw, cleave, cleft,
     clip, concussion, convulse, crack, crackle, craze, crevasse,
     crucify, cut, cut along, cut open, debauchee, defoliate, denude,
     direct tide, dismember, dispart, divaricate, divide,
     draw and quarter, ebb, ebb and flow, ebb tide, exact, excruciate,
     extort, fissure, flash burn, flay, fleet, flit, flood, flood tide,
     flow, flux, flux and reflux, fly, fly low, fly open, foot,
     force from, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, full tide, gall,
     gallant, gap, gash, gay deceiver, gay dog, go fast, harrow,
     high tide, high water, highball, hurt, impale, incise, incision,
     injure, injury, kill by inches, lacerate, laceration, lady-killer,
     lancinate, lay open, lesion, levy blackmail, libertine, lover-boy,
     low tide, low water, lunar tide, macerate, maim, make knots,
     make mincemeat of, mangle, martyr, martyrize, maul, mortal wound,
     mutilate, mutilation, neap, neap tide, nip, ope, open, open up,
     opposite tide, outstrip the wind, part, peel, philanderer,
     pick to pieces, pierce, pour it on, profligate, pry loose from,
     pull apart, puncture, punish, rack, rake, rakehell, refluence,
     reflux, rend, rend from, rent, rift, rip from, riptide, rive, roue,
     rounder, run, rupture, savage, scald, scale, scarify, scorch,
     scotch, scrape, scratch, screw, scuff, second-degree burn,
     separate, shake down, shred, sizzle, skim, skin, skirt chaser,
     slash, slice, slit, snatch from, solar tide, sore, speed, splinter,
     split, sprain, spread, spread out, spring open, spring tide,
     squeeze, stab, stab wound, stick, storm along, strain, strip,
     sweep, swing open, swinger, take apart, tap, tear, tear along,
     tear apart, tear from, tear open, tear to pieces, tear to tatters,
     thalassometer, third-degree burn, throw open, thunder along,
     tidal amplitude, tidal current, tidal current chart, tidal flow,
     tidal range, tide, tide chart, tide gate, tide gauge, tide race,
     tide rip, tidewater, tideway, torment, torture, trauma, traumatize,
     walking phallus, wanton, whisk, whiz, wolf, woman chaser,
     womanizer, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench, wrench from, wrest,
     wring, wring from, zing, zip, zoom

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Raster Image Processor (DTP)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Return Instruction Pointer (CPU, RAM)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Remote Imaging Protocol (BBS)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Routing Information Protocol (BSD, IGP, RFC 1721, IP)

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. To extract the digital representation of a piece of music from an audio
      CD. Software that does this is often called a ?CD ripper?.
      2. [Amiga hackers] To extract sound or graphics from a program that they
      have been compiled/assembled into, or which generates them at run-time. In
      the case of older Amiga games this entails searching through memory shortly
      after a reboot. This sense has been in use for many years and probably gave
      rise to the (now more common) sense 1.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  Routing Information Protocol.
     2.  Raster Image Processor.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (From "rip off" - to steal) To copy
     audio or video, typically from a compact disc or DVD, to a
     file on a computer hard disk.  A dedicated program to do
     this is called a "ripper" though it is often a function of
     player software.
     Ripping usually includes converting the data to a format that
     is more suitable for computer playback, e.g. MP3 digital
     audio or DivX video.  The process is entirely digital so it
     is possible to make a perfect copy of the data.  However the
     resulting files are large (a few megabytes for an audio
     track, a few gigabytes for a film) so the conversion often
     includes compression to reduce the file size at the cost of
     some loss of quality.
     While it may be legal to do this for personal use,
     distributing a ripped copyright work to others could result in
     See also ripcording.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  R.I.P.  A careless abbreviation of _requiescat in pace_, attesting to
  indolent goodwill to the dead.  According to the learned Dr. Drigge,
  however, the letters originally meant nothing more than _reductus in

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