strip1/strɪp/USA pronunciationv.,stripped, strip•ping,n. v.
to take the covering from: [~ + object (+ of/from + object )]to strip a fruit of its rind.[no object]Bananas strip easily.
to remove (the clothing) from (a person); undress: [~ + object + (off )]She stripped her clothes (off) and jumped into the lake.[~ + off + object]She stripped off her clothes and jumped into the lake.[no object]She stripped and jumped into the lake.
to remove:[~ + object]to strip sheets from a bed.
to take (something) away from someone; divest:[~ + object + of + object]He was stripped of his rights.
to clear out; empty: [~ + object + of + object]to strip a house of its contents.[~ + object]They stripped the warehouse before selling it.
to remove varnish, paint, etc., from:[~ + object]to strip that old rocking chair and put on a fresh coat of stain.
Mechanical Engineering(of the teeth of a gear mechanism) to (cause to) be damaged: [~ + object]to strip the gears.[no object]The gears are stripping and the car keeps slipping out of second and third.
strip1(strip),USA pronunciationv.,stripped or stript, strip•ping,n. v.t.
to deprive of covering:to strip a fruit of its rind.
to deprive of clothing; make bare or naked.
to take away or remove:to strip sheets from the bed.
to deprive or divest:to strip a tree of its bark; to strip him of all privileges.
to clear out or empty:to strip a house of its contents.
to deprive of equipment; dismantle:to strip a ship of rigging.
to dispossess, rob, or plunder:to strip a man of his possessions.
to remove varnish, paint, wax, or the like from:The wood should be stripped and then refinished.
Agricultureto separate the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco).
Agricultureto remove the midrib, as from tobacco leaves.
Mechanical Engineering[Mach.]to break off the thread of (a screw, bolt, etc.) or the teeth of (a gear), as by applying too much force.
Metallurgyto remove the mold from (an ingot).
Animal Husbandryto draw the last milk from (a cow), esp. by a stroking and compressing movement.
Animal Husbandryto draw out (milk) in this manner.
Printing[Photoengraving.]to remove (the emulsion from a film base) in order to place it on a glass plate for exposure to the metal plate.
Textilesto clean (a carding roller) by removing waste fibers.
Textilesto transfer (fibers) from one carding roller to another.
to remove (color) from a cloth or yarn in order to redye it another color.
to remove color from (a cloth or yarn).
Games[Bridge.]to lead successively winning cards from (a hand) in order to dispose of as many cards as necessary preparatory to surrendering the lead to an opponent so that any card the opponent plays will be to his or her disadvantage.
Chemistryto remove the most volatile components from, as by distillation or evaporation.
Stock Exchange, Business[Finance.]to split (a bond) for selling separately as a principal certificate and as interest coupons.
Surgeryto remove (a vein) by pulling it inside out through a small incision, using a long, hooked instrument.
to strip something.
to remove one's clothes.
to perform a striptease.
to become stripped:Bananas strip easily.
1175–1225; (verb, verbal) Middle English strippe, Old English *stryppan (compare Middle High German strupfen to strip off ); replacing Middle English stripen, strepen, strupen (compare Old English bestrȳpan to rob, plunder)
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged uncover, peel, decorticate.
2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged denude.
7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged despoil. Strip,deprive,dispossess,divest imply more or less forcibly taking something away from someone. To strip is to take something completely (often violently) from a person or thing so as to leave in a destitute or powerless state:to strip a man of all his property; to strip the bark from a tree.To deprive is to take away forcibly or coercively what one has, or to withhold what one might have:to deprive workers of their livelihood.To dispossess is to deprive of the holding or use of something:to dispossess the renters of a house.Divest usually means depriving of rights, privileges, powers, or the like:to divest a king of authority.
6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged supply, furnish.
strip2(strip),USA pronunciationn., v.,stripped, strip•ping. n.
a narrow piece, comparatively long and usually of uniform width:a strip of cloth, metal, land, etc.
Fine Arta continuous series of drawings or pictures illustrating incidents, conversation, etc., as a comic strip.
an airstrip; runway.
See landing strip.
Stamps[Philately.]three or more stamps joined either in a horizontal or vertical row.
(sometimes cap.) a road, street, or avenue, usually in a city or a main thoroughfare between outlying suburbs, densely lined on both sides by a large variety of retail stores, gas stations, restaurants, bars, etc.:Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
FoodSee strip steak.
See drag strip.
to cut, tear, or form into strips.
Printingto combine (a piece of film) with another, esp. for making a combination plate of lines and halftones.
Radio and Television, Show Businessto broadcast (a television series) in multiple related segments, as daily from Monday through Friday.