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Physical ForcePlay
Use 'rip' to describe a forceful action, often leading to damage. SlideShe ripped the poster off the wall in anger.
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Quick ActionPlay
'Rip' implies a fast motion; different from a slow tear. SlideHe ripped the envelope open hastily.
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Irreversible DamagePlay
When something is ripped, it usually can't easily be fixed or restored. SlideAfter the accident, his shirt was ripped to pieces.