rip into

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rip into (third-person singular simple present rips into, present participle ripping into, simple past and past participle ripped into)

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) To verbally attack or criticise.
    The teacher ripped into Johnny when he found out he had plagiarised.
  2. (idiomatic, colloquial) To start to eat something.
    Dinner's ready. Rip into it!

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