strip

1.
v. & n.
—v. (stripped, stripping)
1 tr. (often foll. by of) remove the clothes or covering from (a person or thing).
2 intr. (often foll. by off) undress oneself.
3 tr. (often foll. by of) deprive (a person) of property or titles.
4 tr. leave bare of accessories or fittings.
5 tr. remove bark and branches from (a tree).
6 tr. (often foll. by down) remove the accessory fittings of or take apart (a machine etc.) to inspect or adjust it.
7 tr. milk (a cow) to the last drop.
8 tr. remove the old hair from (a dog).
9 tr. remove the stems from (tobacco).
10 tr. tear the thread from (a screw).
11 tr. tear the teeth from (a gearwheel).
12 tr. remove (paint) or remove paint from (a surface) with solvent.
13 tr. (often foll. by from) pull or tear (a covering or property etc.) off (stripped the masks from their faces).
14 intr. (of a screw) lose its thread.
15 intr. (of a bullet) issue from a rifled gun without spin owing to a loss of surface.
—n.
1 an act of stripping, esp. of undressing in striptease.
2 colloq. the identifying outfit worn by the members of a sports team while playing.
Phrases and idioms:
strip club a club at which striptease performances are given. strip mine US a mine worked by removing the material that overlies the ore etc. strip-search n. a search of a person involving the removal of all clothes.
—v.tr. search in this way.
Etymology: ME f. OE bestriepan plunder f. Gmc
2.
n.
1 a long narrow piece (a strip of land).
2 a narrow flat bar of iron or steel.
3 (in full strip cartoon) = comic strip.
Phrases and idioms:
strip light a tubular fluorescent lamp. strip mill a mill in which steel slabs are rolled into strips. tear a person off a strip colloq. angrily rebuke a person.
Etymology: ME, from or rel. to MLG strippe strap, thong, prob. rel. to STRIPE

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • strip# — strip vb Strip, divest, denude, bare, dismantle can mean to deprive a person or thing of what clothes, furnishes, or invests him or it. Strip stresses a pulling or tearing off rather than a laying bare, though the latter implication is frequent;… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Strip — Strip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stripping}.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. str?pan in bestr?pan to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.] 1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • strip — strip1 [strip] vt. stripped, stripping [ME strepen < OE stripan, akin to streifen, to strip off < IE * streub < base * ster , to streak, stroke > STRIKE] 1. to remove (the clothing or covering) of or from (a person); make naked;… …   English World dictionary

  • Strip me? — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda strip me? Álbum de Anna Tsuchiya Publicación 2 de agosto, 2006 Grabación 2005, 2006 …   Wikipedia Español

  • strip — ‘narrow piece’ [15] and strip ‘remove covering’ [13] are distinct words. The former was perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German strippe ‘strap’, and may be related to English stripe [17], an acquisition from Middle Dutch strīfe. A stripling [13]… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • strip*/ — [strɪp] noun [C] I a long narrow piece of something a strip of land[/ex] Cut the paper into strips.[/ex] II verb strip [strɪp] 1) [I/T] to take off all of your clothes, or to take off all of another person s clothes They all stripped and ran into …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • strip — ‘narrow piece’ [15] and strip ‘remove covering’ [13] are distinct words. The former was perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German strippe ‘strap’, and may be related to English stripe [17], an acquisition from Middle Dutch strīfe. A stripling [13]… …   Word origins

  • Strip — Strip, n. 1. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A trough for washing ore. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gunnery) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strip Me? — Álbum de Anna Tsuchiya Publicación 2 de agosto, 2006 Grabación 2005, 2006 Género(s) J Rock, Punk …   Wikipedia Español

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