rip through - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] mainly journalism
present tense
I/you/we/theyrip through
he/she/itrips through
present participleripping through
past tenseripped through
past participleripped through
  1. rip through something if something such as a fire, storm, or bomb rips through a place, it damages or destroys the place very quickly

    The explosion ripped through her home.

See also main entry: rip