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ripped Syllabification: ripped

Definition of ripped in English:

adjective

1(Of clothes or fabric) badly torn: a pair of faded, ripped jeans
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  • She is generally decked out in her "Chainsaw Sally" costume: a seeming thrift-store explosion of feather boas, ripped and multicolored stockings, denim and bustier.
  • From a distance the pavilion resembles a giant fragment of ripped lace or a superscale cobweb.
  • The heroic farmers of Courbet and Millet lurk behind South African Zwelcthu Mthethwa's portrait of an African field-worker in sackcloth shirt and ripped pants, a machete at his side, his face deeply shadowed by a hat.
2 informal Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs: at the dress rehearsal, he was so ripped he couldn’t stand upright
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  • The age-integrated nature of drinking is a major factor in European safety; it is harder to get ripped when the wife and kids are along.
  • Before getting mad ripped last night I hadn't smoked in a couple months actually.
  • One of my friends got really ripped last weekend at a bar.
3 informal Having well-defined or well-developed muscles; muscular: through his slightly-too-tight shirt you could see he was ripped they’re going to the gym daily to get buff pecs, ripped abs, and tight buns
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  • They discover some pirate treasure at the bottom of the ocean, while looking ripped, tanned and clad in the skimpiest of skimpy clothes.
  • His abdominals were ripped to bodybuilding standards and his weight dropped down to around 11 stone (154 pounds).
  • Now, if you like your cake more on the beef than cheese side, then step right up and relish the ripped torsos and tight tushies of the men.

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