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strip

play
verb \ˈstrip\

Definition of strip

stripped

play \ˈstript\ also

stript

;

stripping

  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 bonesb :  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

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

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 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

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STRIP Defined for English Language Learners

strip

play
verb

Definition of strip for English Language Learners

  • : to remove your clothing

  • : to take the clothes off (someone)

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

strip

noun

Definition of strip for English Language Learners

  • : 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

play
verb \ˈstrip\

Definition of strip for Students

stripped

;

stripping

  1. 1 :  to remove clothes :  undress

  2. 2 :  to remove a covering or surface layer from I'm stripping furniture for refinishing.

  3. 3 :  to make bare or clear They passed miles of naked grapevines, stripped of their harvest … — Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising

  4. 4 :  to take away all duties, honors, or special rights The soldiers were stripped of their rank.

  5. 5 :  to remove all the contents (as equipment or accessories) from Thieves stripped the car.

  6. 6 :  to tear or damage the thread of (as a screw or bolt)


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strip

play
noun

Definition of strip for Students

  1. :  a long narrow piece or area strips of bacon a strip of land


Medical Dictionary

strip

play
transitive verb \ˈstrip\

Medical Definition of strip

stripped

\ˈstript\play ;

stripping

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


Law Dictionary

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strip

transitive verb

Legal Definition of strip

stripped

stripping

  1. :  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

Legal Definition of strip

  1. :  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

Legal Definition of STRIP

plural

STRIPs

  1. :  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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