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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a stretch of fast-flowing and rough water in the sea or in a river, caused by the meeting of currents.

2 short for rip current.

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rippability

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 49 words.

A measure of the ease with which earth materials can be broken by mechanical ripping equipment to facilitate their removal by other equipment. Rippability is related to the ...

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rip

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 16 words.

verb rip into (also Australian) informal get stuck into (a task, activity, etc.). [extended use]

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rippability

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 48 words.

A measure of the ease with which earth materials can be broken by mechanical ripping equipment to facilitate their removal

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rip

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 118 words.

blip, chip, clip, dip, drip, equip, flip, grip, gyp, harelip, hip, kip, lip, nip, outstrip, pip, quip, rip,

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ripper

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

Agrippa, chipper, clipper, dipper, equipper, flipper, gripper, hipper, kipper, nipper, Pippa, ripper, shipper, sipper, skipper, slipper, stripper, tipper,

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rip

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 49 words.

let rip

1 do something or proceed vigorously or without restraint.

2 express yourself vehemently or angrily.

informal

let something

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ripper

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

Agrippa, chipper, clipper, dipper, equipper, flipper, gripper, hipper, kipper, nipper, Pippa, ripper, shipper, sipper, skipper, slipper, stripper, tipper,

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rip

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 118 words.

blip, chip, clip, dip, drip, equip, flip, grip, gyp, harelip, hip, kip, lip, nip, outstrip, pip, quip, rip,

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ripper

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 109 words.

As for beaut [1851 OED] [1859 Hotten 82: Ripper A first-rate man or article Som.] 1951 Eric Lambert

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rippability

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A measure of the ease with which earth materials can be broken by mechanical ripping equipment to facilitate their removal by other equipment. Rippability is related to the seismic velocity...

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ripper

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A murderer who mutilates victims' bodies; the term was first used in the late 19th century in connection with Jack the Ripper, and in the late 1970s began to be used of the Yorkshire...

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rip

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a stretch of fast-flowing and rough water in the sea or in a river, caused by the meeting of currents.

2 short for rip current.

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riping <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

ˈrǝɪpɪn, -ɪŋ

sp riping1

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ripped <i>adj.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 532 words.

1 (orig. US) (also rip, ripped off, ripped up) extremely intoxicated by drink, drugs or a

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ripper <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 37 words.

a person who behaves recklessly.

1877 Temple Bar May 109: If the ripper rips for the benefit of his party,

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rip <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 18 words.

one pound sterling.

1999 K. Sampson Powder 115: Paying twenty rips for a fucken skinhead?

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rip current

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 65 words.

Strong, narrow current usually of short duration, flowing seaward from the shore. The presence of a rip current can be

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rip current

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 65 words.

A strong, narrow current, usually of short duration, which flows seaward from the shore. The presence of a rip current

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Rip Chords

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 404 words.

One of the first rock acts signed to Columbia Records in the USA, the Rip Chords were best known for

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rip <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1695 words.

1 in transitive uses [SE rip, to tear (off)].

(a) (US) to steal, to rob.

1904

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