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rip through something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrip through something phrasal verbDESTROYto move through a place quickly and with violent force A wave of bombings ripped through the capital’s business district. rip→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
rip through Twelve people died after a bomb ripped through a busy underground passage at Moscow's Pushkin Square during the rush-hour last week.Five tornadoes battered Pinellas Park, an area near St Petersburg, ripping through caravan parks where many elderly people live.He ripped through four of the files quickly.He drove the blade upwards with one powerful thrust, feeling it puncture skin, rip through muscle and crash into teeth.Jack MacFarland privately influenced my course of study at Loyola, and death once again ripped through our small family.Twenty shots rang out, 11 ripping through Tatum.The wind ripped through the room in which we stood.Quins had started in top gear with Will Carling ripping through the Rugby midfield for the opening try.
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Verb table
rip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrip
he, she, itrips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyripped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ripped
he, she, ithas ripped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ripped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ripped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ripping
he, she, itis ripping
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you, we, theyare ripping
Past
I, he, she, itwas ripping
you, we, theywere ripping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ripping
he, she, ithas been ripping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ripping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ripping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ripping
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