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rip·ping

 (rĭp′ĭng)
adj. Informal
Excellent; marvelous: had a ripping time at the party.

[Probably from rip.]
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ripping

(ˈrɪpɪŋ)
adj
archaic slang Brit excellent; splendid
ˈrippingly adv
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rip•ping

(ˈrɪp ɪŋ)

adj.
Chiefly Brit. excellent; splendid; fine.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ripping - resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
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ripping

adjective
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Translations

ripping

[><ˈrɪpɪŋ><> ADJ (Brit) → estupendo, bárbaro
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ripping

adj (dated Brit inf) → herrlich, wunderbar
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ripping

n. laceración, rasgadura; descosedura.
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References in classic literature ?
I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
She sank her fangs into her mate's shoulder in reproof; and he, frightened, unaware of what constituted this new onslaught, struck back ferociously and in still greater fright, ripping down the side of the she-wolf's muzzle.
"I say, won't it be ripping when the summer comes along," he said, as they drove along on the top of a 'bus to Soho--she had herself suggested that they should not be so extravagant as to go by cab.
His stick was gone, so he began ripping out chunks of crumbling rock and throwing them in at me.
And this time his teeth scored, ripping the tender and sensitive and flesh of all the inside of the first and second joints of Borckman's right hand.
With a second fling he was against the cage bars, with a single slash of paw ripping down the forearm of the man who had poked him.
The astounded leopard upreared, with his fore-paws striking and ripping at the little demon that would not let go.
Strickland took a lamp with him, while I tried to make clear the danger of hunting roof snakes between a ceiling cloth and a thatch, apart from the deterioration of property caused by ripping out ceiling-cloths.
Jokes aside, imitation or knocking off or ripping off (whatever you want to call it) is rampant in the video game industry.
The position of ripping up the Iran nuclear deal goes further than what Trump has pledged.
We recommend incorporating a comprehensive yield review which includes measuring the full lumber input into production and comparing it to the full fiber available after ripping in your yield analysis.