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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree;
- Example: "the tree split with a great ripping sound"
- Example: "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
[syn: rending, ripping, splitting]


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. [1913 Webster] 2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing. [1913 Webster] He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart. --Granville. [1913 Webster] 3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually with up. [1913 Webster] They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise nor comely. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ripping adj 1: 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" [syn: rending, ripping, splitting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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