rip up

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to tear (paper) into small pieces

  2. to annul, cancel, or unilaterally disregard

  1. to dig up, dig into, or remove (a surface): they are ripping up the street

Words Nearby rip up

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How to use rip up in a sentence

  • Mother said I might rip up her pretty blue plaid silk and have it made over.

    A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas
  • He will rip up a dog or two, perhaps, and then rush off far away, without showing any further sign of injury.

    A History of Champagne | Henry Vizetelly
  • With a shell of tremendous power they would rip up yards of our makeshift defenses and kill half a dozen of our boys.

    Private Peat | Harold R. Peat