ripped

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ripped

  1. simple past tense and past participle of rip

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ripped (comparative more ripped, superlative most ripped)

  1. Torn, either partly or into separate pieces.
  2. Pulled away from forcefully.
  3. In data storage, transferred to a hard disk from another portable media form.
  4. Copied or stolen usually from an identified source.
    • 2016 December 20, “Ripping is back: 2017’s biggest music piracy threat”, in www.muso.com[1]:
      Stream ripping had a major impact on the global recorded music industry in 2016. This fast growing piracy delivery method witnessed a 60% year-on-year growth globally.
  5. (bodybuilding) Having extremely low bodyfat content so that the shape of the underlying muscles become pronounced. Said especially of well-defined abdominal muscles.
    • 1988, Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", Ironman 47 (6): 28-34.
      With the average male competitor weighing around 220, the total poundage of raw, ripped mass in the preliminary lineup is over 3,700 pounds.
    • 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.
  6. (slang) Drunk, inebriated.

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