how to pronounce rip


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rip is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of rip in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… consequential way was to rip the mask …”

meanings of rip


  1. A black mark given for substandard schoolwork.
  2. A kind of glissando leading up to the main note to be played.
  3. A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.
  4. A hit (dose) of marijuana.
  5. Something ripped off or stolen; plagiarism.
  6. An immoral man; a rake, a scoundrel.
  7. A handful of unthreshed grain.
  8. A wicker basket for fish.
  9. A worthless horse; a nag.
  10. Data or audio copied from a CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.
  11. Something unfairly expensive, a rip-off.
  12. Repeat-induced point mutation, a process by which both copies of duplicated sequences are mutated.
  13. Initialism of reduction in pay.
  14. A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves.
  15. A type of tide or current.
  16. A tear (in paper, etc.).


  1. To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.
  2. To mock or criticize (someone or something). (often used with on).
  3. To fart.
  4. To surf extremely well.
  5. To move quickly and destructively.
  6. To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.
  7. To get by, or as if by, cutting or tearing.
  8. To steal; to rip off.
  9. To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain.
  10. To take a "hit" of marijuana.
  11. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; usually with up.
  12. 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.
  13. To move or act fast, to rush headlong.


  1. Initialism of requiescat in pace, initialism of requiescant in pace or initialism of rest in peace.


  1. Routing information protocol, a dynamic routing protocol used in local and wide area networks.

rip frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word rip occurs in english on average 12 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rip can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rip can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to rip


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