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verb \ˈstrip\

Simple Definition of strip

  • : to remove your clothing

  • : to take the clothes off (someone)

  • : to remove your clothing in a sexually exciting way while someone is watching

Full Definition of strip

stripped play \ˈstript\ also striptstrip·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to remove clothing, covering, or surface matter fromb :  to deprive of possessionsc :  to divest of honors, privileges, or functions

  3. 2a :  to remove extraneous or superficial matter from <a prose style stripped to the bones>b :  to remove furniture, equipment, or accessories from <strip a ship for action>

  4. 3 :  to make bare or clear (as by cutting or grazing)

  5. 4 :  to finish a milking of by pressing the last available milk from the teats <strip a cow>

  6. 5a :  to remove cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco)b :  to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves)

  7. 6 :  to tear or damage the thread of (a separable part or fitting)

  8. 7 :  to separate (components) from a mixture or solution

  9. 8 :  to press eggs or milt out of (a fish)

  10. 9 :  to remove (a subcutaneous vein) by means of a surgical instrument

  11. intransitive verb
  12. 1a :  to take off clothesb :  to perform a striptease

  13. 2 :  peel 1

strip·pa·ble play \ˈstri-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of strip

  1. He stripped himself down to his underwear.

  2. The prisoners were stripped naked.

  3. She gets paid to dance and strip at the club.

  4. They stripped the table and refinished it.

  5. They stripped the room when they left.

  6. The building had been completely stripped of its original woodwork.

Origin of strip

Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English -strīepan; akin to Old High German stroufen to strip

First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with strip




Simple Definition of strip

  • : a long, narrow piece of something

  • : a long, narrow piece of land

  • : a road that has a lot of shops, restaurants, etc., along it

Full Definition of strip

  1. 1a :  a long narrow piece of a materialb :  a long narrow area of land or water

  2. 2 :  airstrip

  3. 3 :  a commercially developed area especially along a highway

  4. 4 :  comic strip

  5. 5 :  striptease

Examples of strip

  1. a small strip of cloth

  2. the half-mile strip of road

Origin of strip

probably alteration of 3stripe

First Known Use: 1548

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Medical Dictionary


transitive verb \ˈstrip\

Medical Definition of strip

stripped \ˈstript\play strip·ping

  1. :  to remove (a vein) by means of a stripper <stripping a varicose saphenous vein>

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February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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