Rip vs Cut - What's the difference?

rip | cut |

As interjections the difference between rip and cut

is that rip is while cut is beat it]]!; take a hike!; [[get lost|get lost!.

As nouns the difference between rip and cut

is that rip is routing]] information protocol, a dynamic routing protocol used in local and [[wan|wide area networks while cut is vial.

As a verb cut is

to beat it; to take a hike; to get lost.



Etymology 1

(etyl) rippen, from earlier ryppen ‘to pluck’, from (etyl) - ‘to break’.Wolfgang Pfeifer, ed., ''Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen , s.v. “raufen” (Munich: Deutscher Taschenbucher Vertrag, 2005), 1090. More at reave, rob.


(en noun)
  • A tear (in paper, etc.).
  • A type of tide or current.
  • # (Australia) A strong outflow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves.
  • #* 2000 , Andrew Short, Beaches of the Queensland Coast: Cooktown to Coolangatta , page 38,
  • Rhythmic beaches consist of a rhythmic longshore bar that narrows and deepens when the rip' crosses the breaker, and in between broadens, shoals and approaches the shore. It does not, however, reach the shore, with a continuous '''rip''' feeder channel feeding the ' rips to either side of the bar.
  • #* 2005 , Paul Smitz, Australia & New Zealand on a Shoestring , Lonely Planet, page 466,
  • Undertows (or ‘rips'’) are the main problem. If you find yourself being carried out by a '''rip''', the important thing to do is just keep afloat; don?t panic or try to swim against the '''rip''', which will exhaust you. In most cases the current stops within a couple of hundred metres of the shore and you can then swim parallel to the shore for a short way to get out of the ' rip and make your way back to land.
  • #* 2010 , Jeff Wilks, Donna Prendergast, Chapter 9: Beach Safety and Millennium Youth: Travellers and Sentinels'', Pierre Benckendorff, Gianna Moscardo, Donna Pendergast, ''Tourism and Generation Y , page 100,
  • Given that a large number of all rescues conducted by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) occur in rips' (a ' rip being a relatively narrow, seaward moving stream of water), this is critical surf-safety information (Surf Life Saving Australia, 2005).
  • (slang) A comical, embarrassing, or hypocritical event or action.
  • (slang) A hit (dose) of marijuana.
  • (UK, Eton College) A black mark given for substandard schoolwork.
  • Synonyms


  • To divide or separate the parts of (especially something flimsy such as paper or fabric), by cutting or tearing; to tear off or out by violence.
  • to rip''' a garment; to '''rip up a floor
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.}}
  • To tear apart; to rapidly become two parts.
  • My shirt ripped when it caught on a bramble.
  • To get by, or as if by, cutting or tearing.
  • * Granville
  • He'll rip the fatal secret from her heart.
  • (figurative) To move quickly and destructively.
  • * 2007 , Roger Baker, Emotional Processing (page 136)
  • On 18 November 1987 a horrific flash fire ripped through the escalators and ticket hall of King's Cross tube station, killing thirty people.
  • (woodworking) To cut wood along (parallel to) the grain. Contrast crosscut.
  • (transitive, slang, computing) To copy data from CD, DVD, Internet stream, etc. to a hard drive, portable device, etc.
  • (slang, narcotics) To take a "hit" of marijuana.
  • (slang) To fart.
  • (US, slang) To mock or criticize.
  • (transitive, slang, chiefly, demoscene) To steal; to rip off.
  • * 2001 , "rex deathstar", Opensource on demoscene'' (discussion on Internet newsgroup '' )
  • opensource is a double-edged sword. while you have a chance of people using and improving on the code, you will also have the chance of lamers ripping it.
  • * 2002 , "Ray Norrish", Barbarian demo circa 1988?'' (on newsgroup ''alt.emulators.amiga )
  • To move or act fast, to rush headlong.
  • (archaic) To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; usually with up .
  • * Clarendon
  • They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion.
  • * Milton
  • For brethren to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy is neither wise nor comely.
    Derived terms
    * * to rip it up (ripping it up ) * *

    Etymology 2

    Compare Icelandic (hrip), a box or basket; perhaps akin to English corb. Compare ripier.


    (en noun)
  • A wicker basket for fish.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 3

    Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of .


    (en noun)
  • *1924 , (Ford Madox Ford), Some Do Not…'', Penguin 2012 (''Parade's End ), page 76:
  • *:If there were, in clubs and places where men talk, unpleasant rumours as to himself he preferred it to be thought that he was the rip , not his wife the strumpet.
  • Anagrams







    (en adjective)
  • (participial adjective) Having been cut .
  • Reduced.
  • The pitcher threw a cut fastball that was slower than his usual pitch.
    Cut brandy is a liquor made of brandy and hard grain liquor.
  • (of a gem) Carved into a shape; not raw.
  • (rfc-sense) (cricket, of a shot) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
  • (bodybuilding) Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
  • * 1988', Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", '''' ' 47 (6): 28-34.
  • Or how 'bout Shane DiMora? Could he possibly get rip-roaring cut this time around?
  • * 2010', Bill Geiger, "6-pack Abs in 9 Weeks", ''Reps!'' ' 17 :106
  • That's the premise of the overload principle, and it must be applied, even to ab training, if you're going to develop a cut , ripped midsection.
  • (informal) Circumcised.
  • (Australia, NZ, slang) Emotionally hurt.
  • Eliminated from consideration during a recruitment drive.
  • Removed from a team roster.
  • (NZ) Intoxicated as a result of drugs or alcohol.
  • Synonyms

    * snithe

    Derived terms

    * cut and dried * mad as a cut snake,


    (en noun)
  • An opening resulting from cutting.
  • Look at this cut on my finger!
  • The act of cutting.
  • He made a fine cut with his sword.
  • The result of cutting.
  • a smooth or clear cut
  • A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove.
  • a cut for a railroad
  • * Knolles
  • This great cut or ditch Secostris purposed to have made a great deal wider and deeper.
  • A share or portion.
  • The lawyer took a cut of the profits.
  • (cricket) A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  • (cricket) Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  • The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
  • The player next to the dealer makes a cut by placing the bottom half on top.
  • The manner or style a garment etc. is fashioned in.
  • I like the cut of that suit.
  • * Shakespeare
  • with eyes severe and beard of formal cut
  • A slab, especially of meat.
  • That’s our finest cut of meat.
  • (fencing) An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  • A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
  • * Washington Irving
  • Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut indeed.
  • A definable part, such as an individual song, of a recording, particularly of commercial records, audio tapes, CDs, etc.
  • The drummer on the last cut of their CD is not identified.
  • (archaeology) A truncation, a context that represents a moment in time when other archaeological deposits were removed for the creation of some feature such as a ditch or pit.
  • A haircut.
  • (graph theory) the partition of a graph’s vertices into two subgroups
  • A string of railway cars coupled together.
  • An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving.
  • a book illustrated with fine cuts
  • (obsolete) A common workhorse; a gelding.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • He'll buy me a cut , forth for to ride.
  • (slang, dated) The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
  • A skein of yarn.
  • (Wright)

    Derived terms

    * a cut above * a cut below * boot cut * bowl cut * brush cut * budget cut * crew cut * cut of one's jib * cut-set * direct cut * director's cut * final cut/make the final cut * fine cut * French cut * jump cut/jump-cut * line cut * make the cut * maximum cut * minimum cut * pay cut * power cut * price cut * princess cut * rose cut * shaggy cut * shortcut * s-t cut * tax cut *


  • To incise, to cut into the surface of something.
  • #To perform an incision on, for example with a knife.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • #*:You must cut this flesh from off his breast.
  • #To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
  • #:
  • #*(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • #*:Before the whistling winds the vessels fly, / With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way.
  • #To form or shape by cutting.
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • #*:Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, / Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?
  • #*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • #*:loopholes cut through thickest shade
  • #To wound with a knife.
  • #*1990 , (Stephen Dobyns), The house on Alexandrine
  • #*:We don't want your money no more. We just going to cut you.
  • #To deliver a stroke with a whip or like instrument to.
  • #*
  • #*:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • #To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce.
  • #:
  • #*(Joseph Addison) (1672–1719)
  • #*:The man was cut to the heart.
  • #To castrate or geld.
  • #:
  • #To interfere, as a horse; to strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
  • (lb) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
  • *1858 , , (The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table)'', ''The Deacon's Masterpiece , in Chapter XI:
  • *:The panels of white-wood that cuts like cheese, / But lasts like iron for things like these;
  • To separate, remove, reject or reduce.
  • #To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
  • #:
  • #To reduce, especially intentionally.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17, author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot
  • , volume=188, issue=23, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Money just makes the rich suffer , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax.
  • #To absent oneself from (a class, an appointment, etc.).
  • #:
  • #* (1789-1842)
  • #*:An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity.
  • #To ignore as a social snub.
  • #:
  • To cease recording activities.
  • :
  • To remove and place in memory for later use.
  • :
  • (lb) To enter a queue in the wrong place.
  • :
  • (lb) To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
  • :
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 18, author=Daniel Taylor, work=Guardian Online
  • , title= Manchester City 4 Leicester City 2 , passage=Leicester's response was swift although the referee, Mark Halsey, was generous in the extreme when he awarded the penalty from which Paul Gallagher made it 1-1. Neither Joleon Lescott nor Vieira appeared to make any contact with Dyer as he cut between them.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-16, author= John Vidal
  • , volume=189, issue=10, page=8, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas , passage=Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.}}
  • To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it. (rfex)
  • (lb) To change direction suddenly.
  • :
  • To divide a pack of playing cards into two.
  • :
  • To write.
  • :
  • To dilute a liquid, usually alcohol.
  • :
  • (lb) To exhibit (a quality).
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 25, author=Paul Fletcher, work=BBC
  • , title= Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich (agg. 3-1) , passage=Arsenal were starting to work up a head of steam and Tractor Boys boss Paul Jewell cut an increasingly frustrated figure on the touchline.}}
  • (lb) To stop or disengage.
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  • Synonyms

    * See


    * chop, hack, slice, trim

    Derived terms

    * becut * cut a caper * cut a deal * cut a figure * cut a rug / cut the rug * cut a swathe * cut a wide swathe * cut and paste * cut and run * cut both ways * cut capers * cut corners * cut down * cut for someone's size * cut from the same cloth * cut in * cut in line * cut it * cut it close * cut it fine * cut it out * cut like a knife * cut loose * cut off * cut one loose * cut one's coat according to one's cloth * cut one's losses * cut one's teeth * cut oneself * cut out * cut red tape * cut short * cut someone some slack/cut somebody some slack * cut the cheese * cut the mustard * cut the muster * cut the rug * cut to black * cut to the chase * cut to the quick * cut up * cut wind * cutthroat * cutting edge * cutting remark * fish or cut bait * forcut * forecut * fussy cut * have one's work cut out for one * incut * measure twice cut once / measure twice and cut once * offcut * outcut * overcut * undercut

    See also

    * copy * paste