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rip1 / rip/ • v. (ripped , rip·ping ) 1. [tr.] tear or pull (something) quickly or forcibly away from something or someone: a fan tried to rip his pants off during a show | fig. countries ripped apart by fighting. ∎  [tr.] make a long tear or cut in: you've ripped my jacket | [as adj.] (ripped) ripped jeans. ∎  make (a hole) by force: the truck was struck by lightning and had a hole ripped out of its roof. ∎  [intr.] come violently apart; tear: he heard something rip. ∎  cut (wood) in the direction of the grain. 2. [intr.] move forcefully and rapidly: fire ripped through her bungalow. 3. use a program to copy (a sound sequence on a compact disc) on to a computer's hard drive: every Beatles song ever made, ripped from my boxed set of CDs. • n. 1. a long tear or cut. ∎  [in sing.] an act of tearing something forcibly. 2. a fraud or swindle; a rip-off. PHRASES: let rip inf. do something or proceed vigorously or without restraint: the brass sections let rip with sheer gusto. ∎  express oneself vehemently or angrily. let something rip inf. allow something, esp. a vehicle, to go at full speed. ∎  allow something to happen forcefully or without interference: once she started a tirade, it was best to let it rip. ∎  utter or express something forcefully and noisily: when I passed the exam I let rip a “yippee.” PHRASAL VERBS: rip into inf. make a vehement verbal attack on: he ripped into me just for going into the trailer. rip someone off inf. cheat someone, esp. financially. rip something off inf. steal: they have ripped off $6.7 billion. ∎  copy; plagiarize: the film is a shameless collection of ideas ripped off from other movies. rip something up tear something violently into small pieces so as to destroy it. rip2 • n. a stretch of fast-flowing and rough water in the sea or in a river, caused by the meeting of currents. ∎ short for rip current. rip3 • n. dated 1. a dissolute immoral person, esp. a man: “Where is that old rip?” a deep voice shouted. ∎  a mischievous person, esp. a child. 2. a worthless horse.

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RIP1 • abbr. rest in peace (used on grave markers). RIP2 / rip; ˈär ˌī ˈpē/ • n. a raster image processor. • v. (usu. rip) (ripped , rip·ping ) [tr.] rasterize (an image): once you are happy with the image, you can rip it out.

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RIP Acronym for raster image processor. A device or piece of software that converts vector images to raster images, either for display on screen or for printing. An example is a PostScript interpreter, which converts the instructions in a PostScript file into pixels or into dots on paper or film. See rasterization.

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RIP abbreviation of Latin requiescat in pace, ‘may he (or she) rest in peace’ or requiescant in pace, ‘may they rest in peace’, used in memorial notices and inscriptions.

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rip2 worthless thing, old knacker; dissolute person. XVIII. poss. alt. of rep, short for reprobate.

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RIP n. raised intracranial pressure. See intracranial (pressure).

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rip1 tear or pull away vigorously. XV. of unkn. orig.

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