Definitions of strip

  1. To make naked; deprive of a covering; skin or peel, as an orange; to pull off; as, to strip bark from a tree; to deprive; rob; as, to strip a man of his riches; plunder; as, to strip riches from a man; milk dry, as a cow.
  2. To pull off in strips or stripes: to tear off: to deprive of a covering: to skin: to make bare: to expose: to deprive: to make destitute: to plunder.
  3. To pull off; deprive of a covering; make naked or destitute; plunder.
  4. To pull off the covering from.
  5. To rob; plunder.
  6. To remove something from.
  7. To tear or cut into strips.
  8. To undress.
  9. To undress:- pr. p. stripping; pa. t. and pa. p. stripped.
  10. draw the last milk ( of cows)
  11. remove a constituent from a liquid; in chemistry
  12. To come off in strips.
  13. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to deprive of a covering; to skin; to deprive; to bereave; to divest; to pillage; to press out the milk of; to unrig.
  14. To pull or tear off; to make bare or naked by depriving of a covering; to make destitute; to plunder.
  15. Stripping.
  16. an airfield without normal airport facilities
  17. a sequence of drawings in a newspaper telling a story
  18. a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; " she did a strip right in front of everyone"
  19. thin piece of wood or metal
  20. a relatively long narrow piece of something; " he felt a flat strip of muscle"
  21. remove ( someone's or one's own) clothes; " The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; " She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; " He disinvested himself of his garments"
  22. remove a constituent from a liquid
  23. remove the thread ( of screws)
  24. remove the surface from; " strip wood"
  25. strip the cured leaves from; " strip tobacco"
  26. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; " The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; " The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
  27. deprive of status or authority; " he was divested of his rights and his title"; " They disinvested themselves of their rights"
  28. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.
  29. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
  30. To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
  31. To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
  32. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.
  33. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
  34. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses.
  35. To tear off ( the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
  36. To tear off the thread from ( a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
  37. To remove the metal coating from ( a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
  38. To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
  39. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of ( tobacco) and tie them into " hands"; to remove the midrib from ( tobacco leaves).
  40. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
  41. To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
  42. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
  43. A trough for washing ore.
  44. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
  45. A long, narrow piece; as, a strip of cloth.
  46. Same as STRIPE, a long narrow piece of anything.
  47. Long narrow piece.
  48. A long, narrow piece; waste, as destruction of fences, buildings, timber, & c.
  49. A narrow slip, such as is stripped off at a blow; a shred.
  50. ( of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface; " opencast mining"; " an opencut iron mine"; " a strip mine"
  51. Stripped.
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