strip


strip
[[t]strɪ̱p[/t]]
♦♦♦
strips, stripping, stripped
1) N-COUNT: usu N of n A strip of something such as paper, cloth, or food is a long, narrow piece of it.

...a new kind of manufactured wood made by pressing strips of wood together and baking them...

The simplest rag-rugs are made with strips of fabric plaited together...

Serve dish with strips of fresh raw vegetables.

2) N-COUNT: usu N of n A strip of land or water is a long narrow area of it.

The coastal cities of Liguria sit on narrow strips of land lying under steep mountains.

...a short boat ride across a narrow strip of water.

Syn:
stretch, belt
3) N-COUNT A strip is a long street in a city or town, where there are a lot of stores, restaurants, and hotels. [AM]

...Goff's Charcoal Hamburgers on Lover's Lane, a busy commercial strip in North Dallas.

4) VERB If you strip, you take off your clothes.

They stripped completely, and lay and turned in the damp grass...

[V adj] Women residents stripped naked in protest.

Strip off means the same as strip.

V P The children were brazenly stripping off and leaping into the sea.

5) VERB: usu passive If someone is stripped, their clothes are taken off by another person, for example in order to search for hidden or illegal things.
See also strip-search

[be V-ed] One prisoner claimed he'd been dragged to a cell, stripped and beaten.

6) VERB To strip something means to remove everything that covers it.

[V n] After Mike left for work I stripped the beds and vacuumed the carpets...

[V n] The floorboards in both this room and the dining room have been stripped, sanded and sealed.

7) VERB If you strip an engine or a piece of equipment, you take it to pieces so that it can be cleaned or repaired.

[V n] Volvo's three-man team stripped the car and treated it to a restoration.

Syn:
Strip down means the same as strip.

V n P In five years I had to strip the water pump down four times... V P n (not pron) I stripped down the two SU carburettors, cleaned and polished the pieces and rebuilt the units.

8) VERB To strip someone of their property, rights, or titles means to take those things away from them.

[V n of n] The soldiers have stripped the civilians of their passports, and every other type of document...

[V n of n] A senior official had been stripped of his rank and all his privileges for publicly criticising his former employer.

9) N-COUNT In a newspaper or magazine, a strip is a series of drawings which tell a story. The words spoken by the characters are often written on the drawings. [AM]

...the Doonesbury strip.

Syn:
10) See also landing strip
11) PHRASE: V inflects If you tear a strip off someone or if you tear them off a strip, you speak to them angrily and criticize them severely. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

He heard Nora tearing a strip off an orderly for not returning the food bins to the kitchen soon enough...

When the police arrived to tear him off a strip he apologised for all the trouble he'd caused them.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Strip — Strip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stripping}.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. str?pan in bestr?pan to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.] 1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • strip — strip1 [strip] vt. stripped, stripping [ME strepen < OE stripan, akin to streifen, to strip off < IE * streub < base * ster , to streak, stroke > STRIKE] 1. to remove (the clothing or covering) of or from (a person); make naked;… …   English World dictionary

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  • strip — ‘narrow piece’ [15] and strip ‘remove covering’ [13] are distinct words. The former was perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German strippe ‘strap’, and may be related to English stripe [17], an acquisition from Middle Dutch strīfe. A stripling [13]… …   Word origins

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  • Strip — Strip, v. i. 1. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See {Strip}, v. t., 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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