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; 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. [1913 Webster]

And strippen her out of her rude array. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

They stripped Joseph out of his coat. --Gen. xxxvii. 23. [1913 Webster]

Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To divest of clothing; to uncover. [1913 Webster]

Before the folk herself strippeth she. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Strip your sword stark naked. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips. [1913 Webster]

5. 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. [1913 Webster]

6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

When first they stripped the Malean promontory. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

Before he reached it he was out of breath, And then the other stripped him. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

7. 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. [1913 Webster]

To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is stripping off the skin. --Gilpin. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mach.) (a) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped. (b) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped. [1913 Webster]

9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action. [1913 Webster]

10. (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged. [1913 Webster]

11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into ``hands''; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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