rip into
phrasal to tear into ; attack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rip into — phrasal : to tear into like a buzz saw : attack ripped into his antagonist with fury * * * rip into (slang) To criticize severely • • • Main Entry: ↑rip * * * ˌrip ˈinto …   Useful english dictionary

  • rip into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rip into : present tense I/you/we/they rip into he/she/it rips into present participle ripping into past tense ripped into past participle ripped into informal rip into someone to criticize someone very… …   English dictionary

  • rip into — PHRASAL VERB If someone rips into you, they criticize you strongly. [INFORMAL] [V P n] If they disputed his allegation, Paul would rip into them with every foul word you could imagine. Syn: lay into …   English dictionary

  • Rip into — begin rapidly, eagerly: Let s rip into the housework …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rip into — Australian Slang begin rapidly, eagerly: Let s rip into the housework …   English dialects glossary

  • rip into — or[tear into] {v.}, {informal} 1. To start a fight with; attack. * /The puppy is tearing into the big dog./ Syn.: PITCH INTO. 2. To quarrel with; scold. * /Mrs. Brown ripped into her daughter for coming home late./ Syn.: BAWL OUT, LACE INTO, LAY… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rip into — or[tear into] {v.}, {informal} 1. To start a fight with; attack. * /The puppy is tearing into the big dog./ Syn.: PITCH INTO. 2. To quarrel with; scold. * /Mrs. Brown ripped into her daughter for coming home late./ Syn.: BAWL OUT, LACE INTO, LAY… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rip\ into — v informal 1. To start a fight with; attack. The puppy is tearing into the big dog. Syn.: pitch into 2. To quarrel with; scold. Mrs. Brown ripped into her daughter for coming home late. Syn.: tear into, bawl out, lace into, lay out, let one have… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rip into — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To criticize harshly and devastat ingly: blister, drub, excoriate, flay, lash, scarify1, scathe, scorch, score, scourge, slap, slash. Informal: roast. Slang: slam. Idioms: burn someone s ears, crawl all over, pin… …   English dictionary for students

  • rip into — informal make a vehement verbal attack on. → rip …   English new terms dictionary

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