definition of rips by The Free Dictionary

Then I tied up the rip in the meal sack with a string, so it wouldn’t leak no more, and took it and my saw to the canoe again.
He told himself that Mildred must have senses like anybody else, it was only a question of awakening them; he had theories about woman, the rip at heart, and thought that there must come a time with everyone when she would yield to persistence.

Put the winter ones away till autumn, rip up the summer ones, and out of three old ones we ‘ll get a pretty new one, if my eyes don’t deceive me.”

“I ‘ll rip, and then do let me see you make a bonnet, it must be so interesting,” said Maud, whipping out her scissors and eagerly beginning to reduce a shabby little bonnet to its original elements.

Now rip that dress for Jenny to put in order, and I ‘ll toss you up a bonnet in less than no time,” said Polly, determined to have things go smoothly, for she knew Fan’s feelings had been a good deal tried lately, in many ways.

Well, I’d got to talk so nice it wasn’t no comfort — I’d got to go up in the attic and rip out awhile, every day, to git a taste in my mouth, or I’d a died, Tom.
Better than all, except the ‘Conquest of Granada’, I liked the ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ and the story of Rip Van Winkle, with their humorous and affectionate caricatures of life that was once of our own soil and air; and the ‘Tales of the Alhambra’, which transported me again, to the scenes of my youth beside the Xenil.
“Xitron products complement our innovative lineup of best-in-class RIP solutions,” says Lee Zerfass, digital business manager for Anderson & Vreeland.” Their RIPs and workflow are widely accepted in the marketplace which will facilitate the transition to digital output for many of our customers.”
But if you rip a CD to MP3 files, you have each separate track as a digital file that you can play on your PC, or on an MP3 player the size of a keychain or a boom box.
The universe, it is possible, may end neither with a bang nor a whimper, but with a rip.
YOU RIP, YOU DID WHAT, YOU OLLIED HOW MANY STAIRS, HERE’S A SPONSOR ME TAPE, MAN WE DIDN’T EVEN THIN K YOU COULD SKATE.
While there are no hard and fast rules about how narrow a strip you can rip before needing a push stick, it’s a good idea to establish a safe distance and stick to it.

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