strip


strip
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; undress
2. to deprive or dispossess (a person or thing) of (honors, titles, attributes, etc.)
3. to despoil of wealth, property, etc.; plunder; rob
4. to pull, tear, or take off (a covering, skin, etc.) from (a person or thing)
5. to make bare or clear by removing fruit, growth, removable parts, etc. [to strip a room of furniture]
6. to take apart (a firearm, etc.) piece by piece, as for cleaning; dismantle
7. to break or damage the thread of (a nut, bolt, or screw) or the teeth of (a gear)
8. to remove the last milk from (a cow) with a stroking movement of the thumb and forefinger
9. to remove the large central rib from (tobacco leaves) or the leaf from (the stalk)
vi.
1. to take off all clothing; undress
2. to perform a striptease
n.
short for STRIPTEASE
SYN.- STRIP1 implies the pulling or tearing off of clothing, outer covering, etc. and often connotes forcible or even violent action and total deprivation [to strip paper off a wall, stripped of sham ]; DENUDE implies that the thing stripped is left exposed or naked [land denuded of vegetation ]; DIVEST implies the taking away of something with which one has been clothed or invested [an official divested of authority ]; BARE1 simply implies an uncovering or laying open to view [to bare one's head in reverence ]; DISMANTLE implies the act of stripping a house, ship, etc. of all of its furniture or equipment [a dismantled factory ]
strip2 [strip]
n.
[altered (infl. by STRIP1) < STRIPE]
1. a long, narrow piece, as of land, ribbon, wood, etc.
2. short for COMIC STRIP
3. short for AIRSTRIP
4. Philately a vertical or horizontal row of three or more attached stamps
vt.
to cut or tear into strips

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