WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
strip1 /strɪp/USA pronunciation   v.,  stripped, strip•ping, n. 
  1. to take the covering from: [+ object (+ of/from + object ) ]to strip a fruit of its rind.[no object]Bananas strip easily.
  2. 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.
  3. to remove:[+ object]to strip sheets from a bed.
  4. to take (something) away from someone;
    divest:[+ object + of + object]He was stripped of his rights.
  5. to clear out;
    empty: [+ object + of + object]to strip a house of its contents.[+ object]They stripped the warehouse before selling it.
  6. to remove varnish, paint, etc., from:[+ object]to strip that old rocking chair and put on a fresh coat of stain.
  7. 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.

  1. striptease.
strip•per, n. [countable]

strip2 /strɪp/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  stripped, strip•ping. 
n. [countable]
  1. a long narrow piece of material:She found some strips of cloth and made a bandage.
  2. a narrow piece of water or land:a little strip of land along the beach.
  3. Fine Artcomic strip.
  4. Aeronauticsan airstrip;
    a place to land a plane.
  5. an area of commercial development along a road:the strip of discos and casinos.
  6. dragstrip.

v. [+ object]
  1. to cut, tear, or form into strips.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
strip1 (strip),USA pronunciation  v.,  stripped  or stript, strip•ping, n. 

  1. to deprive of covering:to strip a fruit of its rind.
  2. to deprive of clothing;
    make bare or naked.
  3. to take away or remove:to strip sheets from the bed.
  4. to deprive or divest:to strip a tree of its bark; to strip him of all privileges.
  5. to clear out or empty:to strip a house of its contents.
  6. to deprive of equipment;
    dismantle:to strip a ship of rigging.
  7. to dispossess, rob, or plunder:to strip a man of his possessions.
  8. to remove varnish, paint, wax, or the like from:The wood should be stripped and then refinished.
  9. Agricultureto separate the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco).
  10. Agricultureto remove the midrib, as from tobacco leaves.
  11. 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.
  12. Metallurgyto remove the mold from (an ingot).
  13. Animal Husbandryto draw the last milk from (a cow), esp. by a stroking and compressing movement.
  14. Animal Husbandryto draw out (milk) in this manner.
  15. 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.
  16. Textiles
    • 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).
  17. 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.
  18. Miningto strip-mine.
  19. Chemistryto remove the most volatile components from, as by distillation or evaporation.
  20. Stock Exchange, Business[Finance.]to split (a bond) for selling separately as a principal certificate and as interest coupons.
  21. Surgeryto remove (a vein) by pulling it inside out through a small incision, using a long, hooked instrument.

  1. to strip something.
  2. to remove one's clothes.
  3. to perform a striptease.
  4. to become stripped:Bananas strip easily.

  1. a striptease.
  • 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 pronunciation n., v.,  stripped, strip•ping. 
  1. a narrow piece, comparatively long and usually of uniform width:a strip of cloth, metal, land, etc.
  2. Fine Arta continuous series of drawings or pictures illustrating incidents, conversation, etc., as a comic strip.
  3. Aeronautics
    • an airstrip;
    • See  landing strip. 
  4. Stamps[Philately.]three or more stamps joined either in a horizontal or vertical row.
  5. [Informal.]striplight.
  6. (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.
  7. FoodSee  strip steak. 
  8. See  drag strip. 

  1. to cut, tear, or form into strips.
  2. Printingto combine (a piece of film) with another, esp. for making a combination plate of lines and halftones.
  3. Radio and Television, Show Businessto broadcast (a television series) in multiple related segments, as daily from Monday through Friday.
  • Middle Low German strippe strap; see stripe1
  • late Middle English, cognate with or 1425–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

strip /strɪp/ vb (strips, stripping, stripped)
  1. to take or pull (the covering, clothes, etc) off (oneself, another person, or thing)
  2. (intransitive) to remove all one's clothes
  3. to perform a striptease
  4. (transitive) to denude or empty completely
  5. (transitive) to deprive: he was stripped of his pride
  6. (transitive) to rob or plunder
  7. (transitive) to remove (paint, varnish, etc) from (a surface, furniture, etc) by sanding, with a solvent, etc: stripped pine

  8. Also: pluck (transitive) to pull out the old coat of hair from (dogs of certain long- and wire-haired breeds)
  9. to remove the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco, etc)
  10. to separate the two sides of a leaf from the stem of (tobacco, etc)
  11. (transitive) to draw the last milk from each of the teats of (a cow)
  12. to dismantle (an engine, mechanism, etc)
  13. to tear off or break (the thread) from (a screw, bolt, etc) or (the teeth) from (a gear)
  14. (often followed by down) to remove the accessories from (a motor vehicle): his car was stripped down
  1. the act or an instance of undressing or of performing a striptease
Etymology: Old English bestriepan to plunder; related to Old High German stroufen to plunder, strip
strip /strɪp/ n
  1. a relatively long, flat, narrow piece of something
  2. short for airstrip
  3. the clothes worn by the members of a team, esp a football team
  4. a triple option on a security or commodity consisting of one call option and two put options at the same price and for the same period
    Compare strap
  5. tear someone off a stripinformal to rebuke (someone) angrily
vb (strips, stripping, stripped)
  1. to cut or divide into strips
Etymology: 15th Century: from Middle Dutch strīpe stripe1

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