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[Strip]

The verb strip has many shades of meaning, but most of them involve removing something. Someone may strip you of your power or you may strip off your clothes. Whatever it is that you strip, it’s gone.

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To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.

Noun
a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; "she did a strip right in front of everyone"

Noun
an airfield without normal airport facilities

Noun
artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Noun
thin piece of wood or metal

Noun
a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book

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Noun
a relatively long narrow piece of something; "he felt a flat strip of muscle"

Verb
get undressed; "please don''t undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

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remove (someone''s or one''s own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"

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draw the last milk (of cows)

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take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"

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remove a constituent from a liquid

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remove the thread (of screws)

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lay bare; "denude a forest"

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remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil"

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remove the surface from; "strip wood"

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strip the cured leaves from; "strip tobacco"

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remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

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take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

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steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"


v. t.
To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.

v. t.
To divest of clothing; to uncover.

v. t.
To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.

v. t.
To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.

v. t.
To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.

v. t.
To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.

v. t.
To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses.

v. t.
To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.

v. t.
To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.

v. t.
To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.

v. t.
To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.

v. t.
To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).

v. i.
To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.

v. i.
To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.

n.
A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.

n.
A trough for washing ore.

n.
The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.


Strip

Strip , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stripped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stripping.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. strpan in bestrpan to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.] 1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.
And strippen her out of her rude array.
They stripped Joseph out of his coat.
Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown.
2. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
Before the folk herself strippeth she.
Strip your sword stark naked.
3. (Naut.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc. 4. (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips. 5. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow. 6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. [Obs.]
When first they stripped the Malean promontory.
Before he reached it he was out of breath, And then the other stripped him.
7. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses.
To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is stripping off the skin.
8. (Mach.) (a) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped. (b) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped. 9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action. 10. (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged. 11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).

Strip

Strip , v. i. 1. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress. 2. (Mach.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.

Strip

Strip, n. 1. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land. 2. (Mining) A trough for washing ore. 3. (Gunnery) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion. Farrow.

To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.

A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.

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Usage Examples

Obviously, there's the seedy side of the strip club world and pole dancing. But, pole dancing, as an art form, is really beautiful. It's been hyper-sexualized because it's associated with strippers, but if you think about it, just in terms of other kinds of dancing, they're using an instrument to create these amazing dance forms.

Editing yourself is like an irksome coin toss. You've got to strip yourself of super ego and operate from the id. Maybe I've got my Freud mixed up. It's just hard to trade a beauty shot for the performance with truth and a brightly lit zit.

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

I've always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food.

It is hard to miss the irony in the fact that the very same week that Republicans were publicly heralding Congressman Paul Ryan's plan to inject market forces into the American health care system, they were crafting a budget deal to strip them from the health reform law.

Strip malls are history.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.

I'll confess right here that I secretly wish I'd have drawn a strip about a little boy with a fake tiger, going for adventures throughout the universe in spaceships of his imagination.

Imagine my surprise when, after a lifetime of teaching me to keep personal things to myself, Mom insisted my drawings were the start of a comic strip for millions of people to enjoy.

Mothers send strips to daughters to make a point. Daughters smack strips down on the breakfast table to make a point. My own mom sometimes cuts a strip out and sends it to me to make sure I understand her.

The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip is the one relationship drawn from real life that I have proudly never even tried to disguise.

I've discovered just how symbiotic the relationship is between writers, directors and actors. They ask the same questions and strip down texts in exactly the same way.

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