verb Etymology: Middle French desrober, from des- dis- + robe garment, from Old French Date: 1581 intransitive verb to take off one's clothing transitive verb to strip of clothing or covering

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  • Disrobe — Dis*robe (?; see {Dis }), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Disrobed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disrobing}.] To divest of a robe; to undress; figuratively, to strip of covering; to divest of that which clothes or decorates; as, autumn disrobes the fields of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disrobe — index denude, divest Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disrobe — 1580s in intrans. sense of to undress (oneself); see DIS (Cf. dis ) + ROBE (Cf. robe). Related: Disrobed; disrobing. Transitive sense is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • disrobe — [v] take off one’s clothes bare, denudate, denude, deprive, dismantle, divest, doff, husk*, peel*, remove, shed, shuck*, slip out of, strip, take it off, unbutton*, unclothe, uncover, undress; concept 167 Ant. clothe, put on …   New thesaurus

  • disrobe — ► VERB 1) undress. 2) take off official regalia or vestments …   English terms dictionary

  • disrobe — [dis rōb′, dis′rōb′] vt., vi. disrobed, disrobing to undress …   English World dictionary

  • disrobe — UK [dɪsˈrəʊb] / US [dɪsˈroʊb] verb [intransitive] Word forms disrobe : present tense I/you/we/they disrobe he/she/it disrobes present participle disrobing past tense disrobed past participle disrobed very formal to take your clothes off …   English dictionary

  • disrobe — [[t]dɪsro͟ʊb[/t]] disrobes, disrobing, disrobed VERB When someone disrobes, they remove their clothes. [FORMAL] She stood up and began to disrobe, folding each garment neatly. Syn: undress …   English dictionary

  • disrobe — disrobement, n. disrober, n. /dis rohb /, v.t., v.i., disrobed, disrobing. to undress. [1575 85; DIS 1 + ROBE; cf. MF desrober] * * * …   Universalium

  • disrobe — verb a) to undress someone or something b) to undress oneself Syn: dismantle, divest, strip, unclothe, uncover …   Wiktionary

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