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strip1 / strip/ • v. (stripped , strip·ping ) [tr.] 1. remove all coverings from: they stripped the bed. ∎  remove the clothes from (someone): [tr.] the man had been stripped naked. ∎  [intr.] take off one's clothes: they stripped and showered she stripped down to her underwear. ∎  pull or tear off (a garment or covering): she stripped off her shirt | fig. strip away the hype, and you'll find original thought. ∎  remove bark and branches from (a tree). ∎  remove paint from (a surface) with solvent. ∎  remove (paint) in this way: strip off the existing paint. ∎  remove the stems from (tobacco). ∎  milk (a cow) to the last drop. 2. leave bare of accessories or fittings: thieves stripped the room of luggage. ∎  remove the accessory fittings of or take apart (a machine, motor vehicle, etc.) to inspect or adjust it: the tank was stripped down piece by piece. 3. (strip someone of) deprive someone of (rank, power, or property): the lieutenant was stripped of his rank. 4. sell off (the assets of a company) for profit. ∎  Finance divest (a bond) of its interest coupons so that it and they may be sold separately. 5. tear the thread or teeth from (a screw, gearwheel, etc.). ∎  [intr.] (of a screw, gearwheel, etc.) lose its thread or teeth. 6. [intr.] (of a bullet) be fired from a rifled gun without spin owing to a loss of surface. • n. an act of undressing, esp. in a striptease: she got drunk and did a strip on top of the piano. ∎  [as adj.] used for or involving the performance of stripteases: a campaigner against strip joints. strip2 • n. 1. a long, narrow piece of cloth, paper, plastic, or some other material: a strip of linen. ∎  a long, narrow area of land. ∎  a main road in or leading out of a town, lined with shops, restaurants, and other facilities. ∎  steel or other metal in the form of narrow flat bars. 2. a comic strip.

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strip2 unclothe, denude; doff, tear or peel off. XIII. ME. stripe, strepe, strupe, pointing to an OE. *strȳpan, *strīepan (as in bestrīepan plunder, strip), corr. to (M)Du. stroopen, OHG., MHG. stroufen (G. streifen) :- Gmc. *straupjan.

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strip1 narrow piece (as of textile material). XV. — or cogn. W (M)LG. strippe strap, thong, prob. rel. to STRIPE2.