There are 2 translations of rip in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪp/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1.1 (tear) [cloth] rasgar*, romper* I've ripped my skirt me he hecho un roto en la falda he ripped the photograph (in)to pieces rompió la foto en mil pedazos she ripped the letter open abrió la carta de un rasgón the explosion ripped the building apart la explosión destrozó el edificio they ripped the posters down arrancaron los carteles the seats were ripped out by the explosion la explosión arrancó de cuajo los asientos he ripped the newspaper from my hands me arrebató or me arrancó el periódico de las manos I ripped out the page arranqué la página 1.2 [Computing/Informática] [CD/track] ripear
    More example sentences
    • There have been hi-fi units equipped with hard drives, but nothing beats a personal computer for ripping and managing an audio collection.
    • Media encoding for home and professional use is becoming more popular, as more users rip audio to their hard drives, or edit home movies.
    • Typically, you'll need separate software to do specific tasks, such as burning DVDs, ripping audio, and of course burning CDs.
    1.3 [wood] (a)serrar* siguiendo la veta

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

  • 1 (tear) [paper/cloth] rasgarse* as I lifted my arm, I heard something rip al levantar el brazo, oí un desgarrón or rasgón
    More example sentences
    • I decided to wear my favorite pair of blue low rider jeans, which were ripped at both knees, along with a normal yellow t-shirt.
    • He was wearing his favorite jeans that were ripped down the left knee.
    • He was wearing ripped jeans and his now-fraying Peter Pan t-shirt.
    More example sentences
    • She hit and hit until she'd gotten through to the picture itself and then it finally was heard ripping apart.
    • The hiss turned into a scream, this one more like a ship's keel ripping apart under pressure than a triumphant blood-chilling cry like before.
    • Sasaki huddled against the hot grains of sand, gritting her teeth, curled up in a ball and hugging her shoulders as if to keep herself from ripping apart.
  • 2 (move fast) the incoming tide rips along the narrow channel la marea sube a toda prisa por el estrecho canal to let rip [colloquial/familiar] then the group really let rip entonces el grupo se desató, entonces el grupo se lanzó con todo [colloquial/familiar] she let rip with a torrent of abuse soltó una sarta de insultos she really let rip at me me dijo de todo let it rip! ¡métele a fondo or a todo gas!

Phrasal verbs

rip off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
(remove) [wrapping paper/door handle/clothes] arrancar* 1.1 [slang/argot] 2.1 [customer/employee/company] (cheat) timar, estafar, tracalear (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]; (exploit) explotar 2.2 (steal) [ten dollars/car/jacket] afanar [slang/argot], robar; [song/idea] fusilar(se) [colloquial/familiar] 2.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (rob) [person/bank] asaltar; [writer/musician] fusilar(se) [colloquial/familiar]

rip up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
romper*, hacer* pedazos

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