- adj. 熟的，成熟的；时机成熟的
- vt. 搜查；调查
- vi. 进行搜查
- n. (Ripe)人名；(意、瑞典)里佩
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来自古英语 ripe,熟的，成熟的，来自 Proto-Germanic*ripijaz,分开的，来自 PIE*rep,拉，抢， 抓，词源同 reap,rip.比喻用法。
- ripe: [OE] Ripe is restricted to the West Germanic languages – it has relatives in German reif and Dutch rijp. Its antecedents are uncertain, but some have linked it with reap [OE], as if its underlying meaning is ‘ready for harvesting’. And reap itself may go back to an Indo- European base *rei- ‘tear, scratch’, and hence denote etymologically ‘strip’ the fruits, seeds, etc from plants.
- ripe (adj.)
- Old English ripe "ready for reaping, fit for eating, mature," from West Germanic *ripijaz (cognates: Old Saxon ripi, Middle Dutch ripe, Dutch rijp, Old High German rifi, German reif); related to Old English repan "to reap" (see reap). Meaning "ready for some action or effect" is from 1590s. Related: Ripely; ripeness.
- 1. The conditions are ripe for the spread of disease.
- 2. Haig's message was that victory was ripe for picking.
- 3. He lived to the ripe old age of 95.
- 4. Conditions were ripe for an outbreak of cholera.
- 5. Always choose firm, but ripe fruit.
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