Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Having an extremely defined physique; toned: ripped, bulging muscles.
  • adj. Slang Intoxicated by alcohol or a drug.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rip.
  • adj. Torn, either partly or into separate pieces.
  • adj. Pulled away from forcefully.
  • adj. In data storage, transferred to a hard disk from another portable media form.
  • adj. Copied or stolen usually from an identified source.
  • adj. Having extremely low bodyfat content so that the shape of the underlying muscles become pronounced. Said especially of well-defined abdominal muscles.
  • adj. Drunk, inebriated.

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Examples

  • At first, it seemed as though it would come away easily, but the glue underneath was stuck fast to the cover and the tag ripped away, leaving a patch of rough paper.

    Just Right

  • Roger Federer hoisted the trophy and celebrated making Grand Slam history, a year removed from an epic, five-set final when he left Wimbledon a broken man, his title ripped away and his aura of invincibility shattered.

    Local News from The Lakeland Ledger

  • WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer hoisted the trophy and celebrated making Grand Slam history, a year removed from an epic five-set final when he left Wimbledon a broken man, his title ripped away and his aura of invincibility shattered.

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  • WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer hoisted the trophy and celebrated making Grand Slam history, a year removed from an epic five-set final when he left Wimbledon a broken man, his title ripped away and his aura of invincibility shattered.

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  • "It was an incredible afternoon and the change of emotion at having the title ripped from Celtic's grasp was unbelievable.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • Just because I am a Mommy and we live in the suburbs, must I decorate my home like something ripped from the pages of a supermarket checkout magazine?

    Courtney Cachet: Halloween Decor All Grown Up

  • These stories are not exactly ripped from the headlines, as in Law and Order.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: Sky-Fi With The Event

  • Then the ice ripped from the shore and uprose bodily a yard.

    CHAPTER 23

  • I think a great calalamity provides a ready-made plot for the uninventive, so there will always be an oversupply of "ripped from the headlines" books.

    February Notes

  • You know if little rover was ripped from the leash and tore apart in front of them they would blame the gubbment and want results

    NPS and wolves

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