strip


strip
strip1
verb (strips, stripping, stripped)
1》 remove all coverings or clothes from.
    ↘take off one's clothes.
2》 leave bare of accessories or fittings.
    ↘remove the accessory fittings of or take apart (a machine, motor vehicle, etc.) for inspection or adjustment.
3》 remove (paint or varnish) from a surface.
4》 (strip someone of) deprive someone of (rank, power, or property).
5》 sell off (the assets of a company) for profit.
6》 tear the thread or teeth from (a screw, gearwheel, etc.).
7》 (of a bullet) be fired from a rifled gun without spin owing to a loss of surface.
noun
1》 an act of undressing, especially in a striptease.
    ↘[as modifier] used for or involving the performance of stripteases.
2》 Brit. the identifying outfit worn by the members of a sports team while playing.
Origin
ME: of Gmc origin; sense 2 of the noun is perh. from the notion of clothing to which a player ‘strips’ down.
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strip2
noun
1》 a long, narrow piece of cloth, paper, etc.
    ↘steel or other metal in the form of narrow flat bars.
2》 a long, narrow area of land.
    ↘chiefly N. Amer. a main road lined with shops and other facilities.
Origin
ME: from or related to Mid. Low Ger. strippe 'strap, thong', prob. also to stripe.

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  • 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

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