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- v. To destroy by ripping.
- v. To move quickly or violently
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- v. tear into shreds
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“Just as well the silly bloke never saw a shearer rip up a sheep’s belly and sew it with a baling needle,” he comforted the embarrassed Mrs. O’Rourke.
Well, when we was a-fightin’ this atternoon, all-of-a-sudden he begin t’ rip up an’ cuss an’ beller at me.
You rip up them pictures and shitcan the negatives and I won’t tell Johnny Stomp you fingered him on the squeeze.
Basil had hoped she'd rip up at him afterwards, but Harry Deverell had come in the way.