1. present participle of rip#English|rip
  1. That rips, or can be removed by ripping.
  2. (dated, slang) Excellent.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 35:
      And ‘blubbing’... Blubbing went out with ‘decent’ and ‘ripping’. Mind you, not a bad new language to start up. Nineteen-twenties schoolboy slang could be due for a revival.


  1. The process of copying audio or video content from a CD, DVD, etc. to a hard disk.
  2. (woodworking) Wood that has been ripped (cut parallel to the grain).
  3. (AU) The process of ploughing a rabbit warren with deep furrows as a form of feral control.
  4. (bodybuilding) The use of diet and exercise to reduce body fat and emphasize muscle mass.

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