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Ript vs Nipt - What's the difference?

ript | nipt |

As verbs the difference between ript and nipt

is that ript is (obsolete) (rip) while nipt is (archaic) (nip).




  • (obsolete) (rip)

  • rip


    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 ''comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos )
  • 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







  • (archaic) (nip)
  • * 1852 , James Rennie, ?George Glenny, The flower garden, its arrangement, cultivation and general management (page 61)
  • the young shoots of the still hardier ivy, nipt and destroyed by an accidental night's frost in the early summer.