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Strip meaning

strip - 26 dictionary results

  1. 1. a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
  2. 2. get undressed; " please don't undress in front of everybody!"; " She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. remove a constituent from a liquid
  5. 5. remove the thread ( of screws)
  6. 6. remove the surface from; " strip wood"
  7. 7. strip the cured leaves from; " strip tobacco"
  8. 8. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; " The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; " The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
  11. 11. To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
  12. 12. To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. To tear off ( the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
  17. 17. To tear off the thread from ( a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
  18. 18. To remove the metal coating from ( a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
  19. 19. To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
  20. 20. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of ( tobacco) and tie them into " hands"; to remove the midrib from ( tobacco leaves).
  21. 21. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
  22. 22. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
  23. 23. A trough for washing ore.
  24. 24. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
  25. 25. Long narrow piece.
  26. 26. To pull off; deprive of a covering; make naked or destitute; plunder.

strip - examples of usage

  1. Some farms were not very broad, but extended in a narrow strip for a great way. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Nevertheless, for various purposes, money was necessary to them; and this they obtained by going down in the morning, when the herring boats came in, and helping the men to strip the nets. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. To write the answer, he had to strip from the pad the page on which he had begun the letter to Jeanne. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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