masculine noun
1. (fragments from something destroyed) 
a. rubble 
Se han encontrado muchos objetos valiosos en el ripio.Many valuable objects have been found in the rubble.
b. debris 
Se encontró ripio a 10 km del choque.Debris was found 10 km from the crash.
2. (garbage) 
a. waste 
El ripio de la fábrica contamina el río demasiado.The waste from the factory pollutes the river too much.
b. refuse 
Todo el ripio es transportado a un vertedero en las afueras de la ciudad.All the refuse is taken to a landfill on the outskirts of the city.
3. (material) (South America) 
a. gravel 
Había mucho ripio suelto sobre el pavimento.There was a lot of loose gravel on the pavement.
4. (unnecessary words) 
a. padding 
La maestra me ayudó a ponerle un ripio a mi poema para que rime.The teacher helped me add some padding to my poem to make it rhyme.
1. (literature) 
a. word or phrase included to complete a rhyme 
2. (fig) 
no perder ripioto be all ears
b. gravel () 
1 (palabras inútiles) padding; empty words
; (p)
(en poesía) trite verse
no perder ripio not to miss a trick
2 (residuo) refuse; waste
3 (escombro) rubble; debris
4 (Chile) (grava) gravel
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no perder ripio
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