strip


strip
1 verb stripped, stripping
1 TAKE OFF CLOTHES also strip off (I, T) to take off your clothes or take off someone else's clothes: Jack stripped off and jumped into the shower. | strip sb: The police stripped us all, looking for drugs. | stripped to the waist (=not wearing any clothes on the top half of your body) | strip down to your pants/socks etc (=take off all your clothes except your pants etc) | strip naked (=remove all your clothes)
2 REMOVE A LAYER (T) to remove something that is covering the surface of something else: strip sth off/from: We need to strip the wallpaper off the walls first. | strip sth of: a branch stripped of its bark
3 strip sb of sth to take away something important from someone as a punishment, for example their title, property, or power: Captain Evans was found guilty and stripped of his rank.
4 ENGINES/EQUIPMENT also strip down (T) to separate an engine or piece of equipment into pieces in order to clean or repair it; dismantle
5 BUILDING/SHIP (T) to remove everything that is inside a building, ship, car etc so that it is completely empty: The house was stripped by thieves.
—see also: asset stripping strip sth away phrasal verb (T) to gradually get rid of habits, customs etc: Changes in society have stripped away men's role as protector and breadwinner. 2 noun (C)
1 a long narrow piece of paper, cloth etc: a strip of paper
2 a long narrow area of land: A strip of sand between the cliffs and the sea.
3 do a strip to take your clothes off, especially in a sexually exciting way as a form of entertainment
4 AmE a road with a lot of shops, restaurants etc along it: I could see the outline of the neon lights of the strip through the haze.
5 BrE the clothes of a particular colour worn by a team: Liverpool's famous red strip.
6 a strip cartoon
—see also: comic strip, landing strip, tear sb off a strip tear 2 (9)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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