They would fall through at the last, ripping out the bulkheads and carrying her down bow first.
"Privately," he added, bending over and ripping out the communicator with a sweep of one hand.
The one from the wood was done, the fangs of the other ripping out its throat.
Twenty-four hours later he had come there again treasonably to repay that service by ripping out an unguarded still.
It had driven with force right up on the reef, ripping out the bottom and dumping thousands of dead menhaden into the water.
I said our air-conditioning system goes haywire and that we were ripping out a thousand old boilers and coolers.
Our car slipped the track once and when he heard the smash he came thundering along, ripping out a string of oaths as he came.
He'd chucked his hat away, after ripping out the greasy blue linin', and that's what he'd got twisted around his right wrist.
He had overlooked only one possible precaution—that of ripping out the tailor's trademark from his coat.
The bullet skipped like a schoolboy's pebble, ripping out little rags of white along that surface of liquid clay.
"tear apart," c.1400, probably of North Sea Germanic origin (cf. Flemish rippen "strip off roughly," Frisian rippe "to tear, rip") or else from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish reppa, Danish rippe "to tear, rip"). In either case, from Proto-Germanic *rupjan-, from PIE root *reup-, *reub- "to snatch." Meaning "to slash open" is from 1570s. Related: Ripped; ripping.
In garments we rip along the line at which they were sewed; we tear the texture of the cloth. ... Rend implies great force or violence. [Century Dictionary]Meaning "to move with slashing force" (1798) is the sense in let her rip, American English colloquial phrase attested from 1853. The noun is attested from 1711. The parachutist's rip cord (1911) originally was a device in ballooning to open a panel and release air.
"rough water," 1775, perhaps a special use of rip (v.). Originally of seas; application to rivers is from 1828.
"thing of little value," 1815, earlier "inferior or worn-out horse" (1778), perhaps altered from slang rep (1747) "man of loose character; vicious, reckless and worthless person," which itself is perhaps short for reprobate (n.).
A debauched and dissolute person; libertine: the proper way to treat a rip
[1797+; perhaps a variant of rep fr reprobate]
[all, one way or another, fr rip, ''tear''; third noun sense perhaps related to ripping, ''excellent, first-rate,'' found by 1846]