Rips Crossword Clue Answer

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Definition 1:
To separate (something) into parts by pulling it, cutting it, etc. :to rip, split, or open (something) quickly or violently + obj no obj .

He tore the letter in half.
They began tearing their presents open.
He tore apart the two tickets and handed one to me.
The dog tore the pillow to pieces/shreds.
Tear along the dotted line.
Definition 2:
To make (a hole or opening) in a piece of clothing, a piece of paper, etc., usually by cutting it on something sharp + obj no obj .

She tore a hole in her sock when she jumped over the fence.
His coat got caught on a nail and tore.
His pants tore at the seam.
Definition 3:
To make (a hole, a path) in a violent or forceful way sometimes used figuratively .

The explosion tore a hole in the side of the building.
The new evidence could tear a hole in their theory. [=it could show that their theory is not correct]
Definition 4:
To cut or injure (skin, a muscle, etc.) .

He tore a ligament in his left knee during football practice.
A torn leg muscle
When she fell, she tore the skin on her elbow.
Definition 5:
To remove (something) quickly or violently .

The curtains had been torn from the windows.
She tore the book out of my hands.
They decided to tear out the kitchen’s old cabinets.
He tore the page out of the magazine.
I wanted to tear her head off!
He tore off a piece of bread and ate it.
She tore a corner off of a sheet of paper and wrote her number on it.
Open up or we’ll tear down this door!
The police officer grabbed him, but he managed to tear himself loose/free. [=to pull himself away from the police officer]
Definition 6:
To go or move very quickly .

The kids tore into the house and up the stairs.
We watched the cars tear around the track.
He went tearing down the street on his bicycle.
The fire tore through the forest.
An epidemic was tearing through the region.
The bullet tore through his leg.
Definition 7:
To damage or harm (something, such as a country) very badly usually used as (be) torn .

The region has been torn [=ravaged] by disease and hunger for the last 50 years.
A country torn by violence
A war-torn country
Definition 8:
To cause (someone) to feel confused, upset, etc., especially about making a choice or decision often + apart or up usually used as (be) torn often + between .

I can’t decide, and it’s tearing me apart!
It’s tearing me up (inside).
I’ve been trying to decide, but I‘m still torn. [=I’m still unable to decide]
She was torn by conflicting loyalties.
He is torn between his career and his responsibilities as a father.
A person torn between two lovers

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