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rip on (one)
To tease, mock, or ridicule someone very severely or maliciously. I know they don't mean any harm with the way they rip on me, but my friends' comments can be pretty hurtful at times. We all ripped on Tommy for bringing a girl's backpack to school.
rip on (someone or something)
To mock, ridicule, or deride someone or something in a highly critical manner. He spent the whole meeting ripping on our ideas instead of coming up with anything productive. She ripped on her employer on air, then act surprised when she lost her job as a result.
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rip on someone
Sl. to give someone a hard time; to hassle someone. Stop ripping on me! What did I do to you? Tim is ripping on Mary and she is getting really mad.
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To ridicule someone harshly; tease someone: The older kids ripped on me because my clothes weren't fashionable.
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