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strip

verb \ ˈstrip \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018
stripped play \ˈstript\ also stript; stripping
1 a : to remove clothing, covering, or surface matter from
b : to deprive of possessions
c : to divest of honors, privileges, or functions
2 a : 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
3 : to make bare or clear (as by cutting or grazing)
4 : to finish a milking of by pressing the last available milk from the teats
  • strip a cow
5 a : to remove cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco)
b : to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves)
6 : to tear or damage the thread of (a separable part or fitting)
7 : to separate (components) from a mixture or solution
8 : to press eggs or milt out of (a fish)
9 : to remove (a subcutaneous vein) by means of a surgical instrument
1 a : to take off clothes
b : to perform a striptease
2 : peel 1

strippable

play \ˈstri-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of strip in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of strip

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

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strip

noun
1 a : a long narrow piece of a material
b : a long narrow area of land or water
2 : airstrip
3 : a commercially developed area especially along a highway

Examples of strip in a Sentence

  1. a small strip of cloth

  2. the half-mile strip of road

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Origin and Etymology of strip

probably alteration of 3stripe

strip Synonyms

Synonyms

list, ribbon, slip;

Related Words

slat;

band, bandage, belt, binding, girth, strap, swatch, swath (or swathe), tape;

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


STRIP Defined for English Language Learners

strip

  • : to remove your clothing

  • : to take the clothes off (someone)

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


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


STRIP Defined for Kids

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strip

verb \ ˈstrip \
stripped; stripping
1 : to remove clothes : undress
2 : to remove a covering or surface layer from
  • I'm stripping furniture for refinishing.
3 : to make bare or clear
  • They passed miles of naked grapevines, stripped of their harvest …
  • —Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising
4 : to take away all duties, honors, or special rights
  • The soldiers were stripped of their rank.
5 : to remove all the contents (as equipment or accessories) from
  • Thieves stripped the car.
6 : to tear or damage the thread of (as a screw or bolt)

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strip

noun
: a long narrow piece or area
  • strips of bacon
  • a strip of land

Medical Dictionary

strip

transitive verb \ ˈstrip \
stripped play \ˈstript\; stripping
: to remove (a vein) by means of a stripper
  • stripping a varicose saphenous vein

Law Dictionary

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strip

transitive verb
stripped; stripping
: to divide (a debt security) into separately traded securities entitling the owner usually to either principal or interest alone from the obligation

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strip

noun
: a security traded separately from another after stripping; specifically : a derivative mortgage-backed security created by the segregation of cash flow from the underlying mortgages or other mortgage-backed securities and entitling the investor to a specified percentage (as 100 percent) of the interest or principal paid

STRIP

noun
plural STRIPs
: a Treasury security that entitles the investor usually to payment of interest or principal exclusively and that is registered in a Federal Reserve bank under a federal program that provides for such separate trading of the components of U.S. Treasury obligations — compare zero-coupon bond at bond 2

Origin and Etymology of strip

separate trading of registered interest and principal of securities


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