There are 2 main translations of rip in French:

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British English: /rɪp/
American English: /rɪp/


transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 (tear) to rip something with one's bare hands/with one's teeth/with a knife
    déchirer quelque chose à mains nues/avec les dents/avec un couteau
    to rip a hole in something
    faire un trou dans quelque chose
    to rip something/somebody to pieces ou shreds
    [literal] [figurative]
    réduire quelque chose/quelqu'un en pièces
  • 2 (snatch, pull)to rip something off ou from something/from somebody
    arracher quelque chose de quelque chose/à quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • also: p prés etc -pp-
    se déchirer


to let rip

against contre about à propos de
to let rip at somebody
engueuler (slang) quelqu'un
to let rip a stream of abuse
lancer un flot d'injures

let it ou her rip (informal)!

(of car)
fonce (informal)!

Phrasal verbs

rip apart

rip [something] apart 1.1 [literal]
(bomb blast, person) (car, building, object)
(team, team's defences)
(informal) (reputation)

rip down

rip down [something], rip [something] down
(picture, notice)

rip into

rip into [something /somebody] 1.1 (enter forcefully)
s'enfoncer dans
1.2 (attack)
frapper [quelque chose] de plein fouet
descendre [quelqu'un] en flammes

rip off

1 rip off [something], rip [something] off 1.1 [literal]
(person, wind, blast) (garment, roof)
(informal) (idea, design, goods)
2 rip off [somebody], rip [somebody] off (informal)
to get ripped off

rip open

rip open [something], rip [something] open
(envelope, parcel)

rip out

rip out [something], rip [something] out
(page, fireplace, heart)

rip through

rip through [something]
(bomb blast) (building)
(fire) (building)

rip up

rip up [something], rip [something] up
(letter, paper, contract)
(floorboards, carpet)

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There are 2 main translations of rip in French:

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  • requiescat ou requiescant in pace
    qu'il/elle repose en paix or qu'ils/elles reposent en paix

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