rip away

rip away

1. To tear something off or away from something else, especially with intense, violent force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rip" and "away." Quit ripping the bark away from the tree like that—it isn't good for it! The kids ran into the room full of presents and began ripping away wrapping paper as fast as they could.
2. To remove someone from something or someone else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "rip" and "away." It was heartbreaking watching them rip him away from his family like that. They had to rip me away from the party.
See also: away, rip

rip something away (from something)

to tear or strip something away. Billy ripped the wrapping paper away from the box. He ripped away the paper.
See also: away, rip

ripped

verb

ripped

1. mod. intoxicated on drugs or alcohol. I don’t know what I drank, but I’m really ripped.
2. mod. muscular; having sharply defined muscles. I worked and worked to get ripped, but I’m just not made that way.
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After travelling to Germany in July to rip away the WBA "regular" title from Tyron Zeuge inside five rounds in sensational fashion, the man from Stockbridge Village has his name up in lights in New York, ahead of the biggest night of his life against Canelo Alvarez.
ACA lovers want to rip away this option, so that heathy Americans must be greatly overcharged or else forgo insurance.
Republicans wasted an entire year trying to rip away health coverage from millions of Americans and pass a disastrous tax plan instead of tackling real issues like passing the DREAM Act, reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program, fixing wildfire disaster funding, and keeping our promise to our veterans.
Hatcher said that there was an attempt to rip away Florida and southern Georgia, asserting that they knew that there's a suture there between African crust and newer crust from the Appalachians.
Mantel writes: "We are ready at any moment to rip away the veil of respect, and treat royal persons in an inhuman way, making them not more than us but less than us, not really human at all."
It seems the government is happy to rip away the safety net - even at a time when the economy is in a desperately fragile state.
RAFAEL NADAL overcame the challenge of Tomas Berdych to claim his second Wimbledon singles title on Centre Court and rip away Roger Federer's standing as the world's dominant force.
"I will be giving it my all to rip away the European title and gatecrash the big-time.
"Mike," she squealed, "you shouldn't have" and proceeded to rip away the brown paper - revealing a book entitled The Meaning Of Dreams.
Jared and Justin Serovich came up with "Rip Away 1000," rigged shorts that got them to the finals of a Central Ohio invention competition.
Former IBO super-middleweight champion Magee believes the move up to lightheavy has been ideal and expects to rip away the title from Portsmouth man Oakey.
The concern is that a 30-centimetre section of the blanket could rip away during re-entry, whip backward and slam into the shuttle, perhaps causing grave damage.
The incident caused part of the wing to rip away and fuel to pour out, according to The Associated Press.
If you thought choirboys lost their sexual urges postcastration, you haven't met hunky neutered hero Tonio: "Tonio would rip away the lace shirt, the breeches.
The task of the historian in every era, he proposed, must be to rip away the husk, revealing the precious kernel of apostolic truth.