rip (someone or something) out of (something)

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rip (someone or something) out of (something)

To tear, pull, or wrest someone or something out of someone or something, especially in a violent, forceful manner. He ripped the cable out of the overheating appliance to stop it 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.
See also: of, out, rip

rip something out of someone or something

 and rip something out
to tear something out of someone or something. The high priest ripped the beating heart out of the sacrificial victim. The priest ripped out the victim's heart.
See also: of, out, rip