Definition of ripped in English:


Pronunciation /ript/ /rɪpt/


  • 1(of clothes or fabric) badly torn.

    ‘a pair of faded, ripped jeans’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her dress that day was typical: a derelict work jacket, a pair of pants with one leg ripped from hip to cuff, a too-large pair of overshoes with holes that showed her bare feet, a rag tied around her head.’
    • ‘The couple - who are dressed in tastefully ripped shirts, combat boots and matching hairstyles - are an aesthetic touch against the autumn-hued campus, a benign image of young love.’
    • ‘Here she mainly rolls her eyes in sorrow and gazes longingly at Fairbanks, a pretty sight himself in a ripped, muscle-exposing blouse and thigh-hugging culottes.’
    • ‘Nightflame, for example, features an extravagantly rundown apartment - an infernal oil refinery visible through three windows - in which a meditative black woman stands wearing a ripped ball gown and a belt of barbed wire around her hips.’
    • ‘Images of Brando in character now are emblems for the era he dominated: Stanley Kowalski with his ripped t-shirt and pent-up rage; Terry Malloy, making a defiant stand against the mob on the waterfront; Johnny the Biker in "The Wild One," sneering at all authority.’
    • ‘I was into the whole doom and gloom thing; it's what I call my "ripped jeans and Nine Inch Nails" phase.’
    • ‘Her disheveled landlord in a ripped robe comes to collect the rent.’
    • ‘Listen closely, though, and you'll hear a history of American popular music, dressed down in ripped denim and wrinkled leather, and crooned in a thick Queens accent.’
    • ‘Her beautiful dress was ripped and torn in a few places.’
    • ‘He had on a battered-up red shirt and ripped blue pants (kind of out of style).’
    • ‘Mya tightened her grip on her ripped sweater, swallowing hard.’
    • ‘He was wearing ripped jeans which were about three sizes too big for him.’
    • ‘Pumping up his latest project at the Toronto International Film Festival, he's wearing worn Levi's, a ripped shirt, tube socks with blue and yellow stripes and torn up runners.’
    • ‘29-year-old David drew criticism for his ripped jeans and scuffed boots which he wore with an open-necked shirt and dinner jacket.’
    • ‘His tall, lanky body was clad in ripped jeans, a white T-shirt, and a leather jacket.’
    • ‘The driver was left with a ripped shirt and in shock after the incident but was otherwise unhurt.’
    • ‘They crashed into a cemetery off the end of the field and the plane was destroyed but no one was hurt - just some ripped pants.’
  • 2informal Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

    • ‘at the dress rehearsal, he was so ripped he couldn't stand upright’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We used to go to drive-in movies on Friday night and get completely ripped on beer.’
    • ‘How is it possible to have anything like a conversation when Ian's ripped and his eyes glow with daft, chemical enthusiasm.’
    • ‘'I don't remember that,' I confessed. 'Well, you were pretty ripped,' Diana said.’
    • ‘Mike and Buddy take a cash advance and go into town to get ripped.’
    • ‘He slouched in the back row and got systematically ripped.’
    • ‘We usually stuck to Mad Dog 20 / 20 or Thunderbird when we wanted to get ripped.’
    • ‘Dave told Min once he'd been ripped on LSD and put the top of a hamburger bun on in place of a distributor cap.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
    intoxicated, inebriated, on drugs, drugged, stupefied, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating
  • 3informal 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These ripped ladies will take you through a variety of exercises, some obviously more high-impact that others, but all geared toward a more holistic toning of the body.’
    • ‘He was more ripped during the first season.’
    • ‘He is not as big as some of the other athletes, but he is ripped.’
    • ‘He's really a ripped guy; his arms were showing.’
    • ‘And my, is he big, not so much tall as he is ripped.’
    • ‘The dude is more ripped than we've ever seen him.’
    • ‘Trying to get ripped for a contest?’
    • ‘Here's your front-row ticket to the workout designed to get you ripped - if you can handle it.’
    • ‘The results - a ripped 290-pound frame and gigantic arms - speak for themselves.’
    • ‘He was Hawaiian and Filipino with long hair and hella tattoos and he was all ripped, you know, super buff.’
    • ‘Keep your efforts consistent and try to stay focused on your goal of becoming the number-one contender in the fight to get ripped.’
    • ‘It allows you to stick to the perfect low-carb diet you need to get ripped while also putting on muscle.’
    • ‘There's no reason for you to overtrain in pursuit of ripped abs.’
    • ‘This plan, along with the chest-training section from Part 1, will help you craft the appearance of a narrow waist, even if you don't have those ripped abs quite yet.’
    • ‘He's blond, middle-aged, and muscular, wearing a tank top over his ripped torso.’
    • ‘The point is that punching power, physical strength, and huge ripped muscles are not related.’
    • ‘I still can't believe that this is the film for which he won his Oscar, a film in which most of his acting is him fighting people and tigers and showing his ripped muscles.’
    strong, brawny, muscly, sinewy, well built, powerfully built, well muscled, burly, strapping, sturdy, rugged, powerful, broad-shouldered, athletic, well knit, muscle-bound, Herculean, manly