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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrip into
he/she/itrips into
present participleripping into
past tenseripped into
past participleripped into
  1. rip into someone to criticize someone very severely

    She had publicly ripped into him on a television chat show.

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