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To tear, pull, or wrest someone or something out (of someone or something), especially in a violent, forceful manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rip" and "out." He ripped out the cable to stop the overheating appliance from starting an electrical fire. He ripped the arrow out of his fellow soldier and attempted to stop the bleeding with his hands. The force of the whitewater rapids ripped poor Jen right out of the raft.