strip
I. verb (stripped; also stript; stripping) Etymology: Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English -strīepan; akin to Old High German stroufen to strip Date: 13th century transitive verb 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 <
stripping a varicose saphenous vein
>
intransitive verb 1. a. to take off clothes b. to perform a striptease 2. peel 1 • strippable adjective II. noun Etymology: probably alteration of 3stripe Date: 1548 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 4. comic strip 5. striptease

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  • strip# — strip vb Strip, divest, denude, bare, dismantle can mean to deprive a person or thing of what clothes, furnishes, or invests him or it. Strip stresses a pulling or tearing off rather than a laying bare, though the latter implication is frequent;… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strip — Студийный альбом Адам Ант Дата выпуска ноябрь 1983 Записан …   Википедия

  • strip — strip1 [strip] vt. stripped, stripping [ME strepen < OE stripan, akin to streifen, to strip off < IE * streub < base * ster , to streak, stroke > STRIKE] 1. to remove (the clothing or covering) of or from (a person); make naked;… …   English World dictionary

  • strip — ‘narrow piece’ [15] and strip ‘remove covering’ [13] are distinct words. The former was perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German strippe ‘strap’, and may be related to English stripe [17], an acquisition from Middle Dutch strīfe. A stripling [13]… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • strip — ‘narrow piece’ [15] and strip ‘remove covering’ [13] are distinct words. The former was perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German strippe ‘strap’, and may be related to English stripe [17], an acquisition from Middle Dutch strīfe. A stripling [13]… …   Word origins

  • Strip — Strip, n. 1. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A trough for washing ore. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gunnery) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strip — Strip, v. i. 1. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See {Strip}, v. t., 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strip — n pl STRIPs [s eparate t rading of r egistered i nterest and p rincipal of securities]: a Treasury security that entitles the investor usu. to payment of interest or principal exclusively and that is registered in a Federal Reserve bank under a… …   Law dictionary

  • strip — Ⅰ. strip [1] ► VERB (stripped, stripping) 1) remove all coverings or clothes from. 2) take off one s clothes. 3) leave bare of accessories or fittings. 4) remove (paint) from a surface with solvent. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • strip — s. n. fâşie, bandă (de medicamente etc.). (< engl. strip) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

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