rip up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rip up tear into shreds
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Usage

In literature:

Then he took the ax and the rip-saw and made for a bunch of trees higher up the hill.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
I carefully rip up the gourd with the point of a knife.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Another sack had been ripped up, apparently with a sharp knife, from top nearly to bottom.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
He was absent ten years, and maybe he doesn't want that period ripped up in a court.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
I warrant if we rip this 'un up the belly, we'll find the same sort o' food in it.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
You rip up the motor and Sorenson and Mr. Gregory can strip the deck.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
The wreckers cut it short one morning by ripping off the roof over his head before he was up.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The sign-boards had all been ripped from their respective places on a central post and lay propped up against its base.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
Some do rip up a bead-rowl of the virtues of Rue, .
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
To make it worse, the wind howled up San Pablo Bay for fifteen miles and drove in a tremendous sea upon the tide-rip.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
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In poetry:

The deeper his sharp lancet go
In ripping up thy wound,
The more thy healing shall unto
Thy Husband's praise redound.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Later, with inch-thick specs,
Evil was just my lark:
Me and my coat and fangs
Had ripping times in the dark.
The women I clubbed with sex!
I broke them up like meringues.
"A Study Of Reading Habits" by Philip Larkin
Strong blows on the wedge, and a rip and a tear,
And the log opens up to the butt;
And, spreading around through the pure mountain air,
Is the scent of the wood newly cut.
"The Mountain Splitter" by Henry Lawson
O, hits time fur de huskin' ur de co'n,
Dar's Reuben's side am a'mos' froo — (Rip, rip, de brown pegs go,)
Hurry up, Sam, deys leabin' you — (Rip, rip, de brown pegs go,)
O, hits time fur de huskin' ur de co'n.
"Song Of The Corn" by James Edwin Campbell
A truck was waitin' in the yard, full-loaded for the trip.
Just an easin' of the brake-rope was enough to let her rip
For half a mile or more down-hill along atrack, rough-made,
To where the horses wait to haul her up the other grade.
"Murray's Ride" by C J Dennis
But, being full up, we'll allow him to rip,
Along with his lingo, his saw, and his whip —
He isn't the classical "notion".
And, after a night in his "humpy", you see,
A person of orthodox habits would be
Refreshed by a dip in the ocean.
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall

In news:

You could just rip up the old room and sweep everything into the trash bin.
Esidents of the Diamond Creek subdivision in Forney were cleaning up Wednesday after tornadoes ripped through the neighborhood Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
Most of the flowers in a garden were ripped up and destroyed.
In Niskayuna I was riding my bike through a small neighborhood, and even THAT road was ripped up.
Allison Connors and her father, David DeCelle, ripped up the floor during their seven-song dance performance.
Residents picking up after tornado rips through Dexter .
It washed up in Oregon after being ripped loose by 2011 tsunami.
For example, when Kate Conover recently listed a Franklin Lakes, N.J. Colonial, she encouraged the seller to replace the roof and driveway, repair ceilings, rip up carpets and paint interiors.
Title Fight, Tigers Jaw rip up Philly.
TORNADOES HIT SOUTHEAST US People in parts of the Southeast and the Gulf states have a lot of cleaning up to do after tornadoes ripped through the region.
When a robber ripped a necklace from a Jersey City woman's neck Wednesday evening, a witness tried to chase the robber's getaway car on his bicycle but couldn't keep up, officials said yesterday.
You don't have to rip up roads to accomplish this project.
On Monday, Oct 22, one week before Hurricane Sandy ripped up the East Coast, the entire country was centered on what people thought were real problems.
Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter is hoping to rip up the stage when she stars off-Broadway in a new play by Hamish Linklater.
NEW YORK — Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter is hoping to rip up the stage when she stars off-Broadway in a new play by Hamish Linklater.
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In science:

That is, for bangs, crunches, and rips the Hubble parameter exhibits a generic 1/(t − t⊙ ) blow up.
Generalized Puisieux series expansion for cosmological milestones
For example, in the phantom model the energy density may increase with time and the Universe ends up in big-rip singularity [11, 12, 26] in which the Hubble parameter and the curvature diverges in a finite time.
Asymptotically Static Universe
Rips condition Rips condition [15, 7] is a technically equivalent condition to the Gromov’s four point condition up to a constant factor.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
For the analysis of δ -hyperbolicity, we apply the Rips condition, which is equivalent to the Gromov’s four point condition up to a constant factor.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
This is in the sense that they both require the same number of measurements to achieve the RIP (up to a poly-logarithmic factor).
The Restricted Isometry Property for Random Block Diagonal Matrices
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