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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrip up
he/she/itrips up
present participleripping up
past tenseripped up
past participleripped up
  1. 1
    to tear something into small pieces

    I ripped up all the letters she'd sent me.

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  2. 2
    informal to decide that something such as a plan or an agreement is useless and stop using it

    We have to just rip up the rule book and start again.

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