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Rid vs. Rip

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Ridadjective

Released from an obligation, problem, etc. (usually followed by of).

‘I’m glad to be rid of that stupid nickname.’;

Ripnoun

A tear (in paper, etc.).

Ridverb

(transitive) To free (something) from a hindrance or annoyance.

‘We're trying to rid the world of poverty.’;

Ripnoun

A type of tide or current.

Ridverb

To banish.

Ripnoun

(Australia) A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves.

Ridverb

To kill.

Ripnoun

(slang) A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.

Rid

imp. & p. p. of Ride, v. i.

‘He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted.’;

Ripnoun

(slang) A hit (dose) of marijuana.

Ridverb

To save; to rescue; to deliver; - with out of.

‘Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked.’;

Ripnoun

A black mark given for substandard schoolwork.

Ridverb

To free; to clear; to disencumber; - followed by of.

‘In never ridded myself of an overmastering and brooding sense of some great calamity traveling toward me.’;

Ripnoun

(slang) Something unfairly expensive, a rip-off.

Ridverb

To drive away; to remove by effort or violence; to make away with; to destroy.

‘I will red evil beasts out of the land.’; ‘Death's men, you have rid this sweet young prince!’;

Ripnoun

A wicker basket for fish.

Ridverb

To get over; to dispose of; to dispatch; to finish.

‘Mirth will make us rid ground faster than if thieves were at our tails.’;

Ripnoun

A worthless horse; a nag.

Ridverb

relieve from;

‘Rid the the house of pests’;

Ripnoun

An immoral man; a rake, a scoundrel.

Ripverb

(transitive) To divide or separate the parts of (especially something flimsy such as paper or fabric), by cutting or tearing; to tear off or out by violence.

‘to rip a garment; to rip up a floor’;

Ripverb

(intransitive) To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.

‘My shirt ripped when it was caught on a bramble.’;

Ripverb

(transitive) To get by, or as if by, cutting or tearing.

Ripverb

To move quickly and destructively.

Ripverb

(woodworking) To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.

Ripverb

To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.

Ripverb

To take a "hit" of marijuana.

Ripverb

(slang) To fart.

Ripverb

To mock or criticize (someone or something). (often used with on)

Ripverb

To steal; to rip off.

Ripverb

To move or act fast, to rush headlong.

Ripverb

(archaic) To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; usually with up.

Ripverb

To surf extremely well.

Ripnoun

A wicker fish basket.

Ripnoun

A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration.

Ripnoun

A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse.

Ripnoun

A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.

Ripverb

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.

Ripverb

To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.

‘He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.’;

Ripverb

To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; - usually with up.

‘They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion.’; ‘For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise nor comely.’;

Ripverb

To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber.

Ripnoun

a dissolute man in fashionable society

Ripnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

‘there was a rip in his pants’; ‘she had snags in her stockings’;

Ripnoun

a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current

Ripnoun

the act of rending or ripping or splitting something;

‘he gave the envelope a vigorous rip’;

Ripverb

tear or be torn violently;

‘The curtain ripped from top to bottom’; ‘pull the cooked chicken into strips’;

Ripverb

move precipitously or violently;

‘The tornado ripped along the coast’;

Ripverb

cut (wood) along the grain

Ripverb

criticize or abuse strongly and violently;

‘The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly’;

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