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Meaning & Definition of Strip in English

English

Strip

/strɪp/

noun

1. A relatively long narrow piece of something

  • "He felt a flat strip of muscle"
    synonym:
  • strip

2. Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

    synonym:
  • strip
  • ,
  • slip

3. An airfield without normal airport facilities

    synonym:
  • airstrip
  • ,
  • flight strip
  • ,
  • landing strip
  • ,
  • strip

4. A sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book

    synonym:
  • comic strip
  • ,
  • cartoon strip
  • ,
  • strip
  • ,
  • funnies

5. Thin piece of wood or metal

    synonym:
  • strip

6. A form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music

  • "She did a strip right in front of everyone"
    synonym:
  • strip
  • ,
  • striptease
  • ,
  • strip show

verb

1. Take away possessions from someone

  • "The nazis stripped the jews of all their assets"
    synonym:
  • deprive
  • ,
  • strip
  • ,
  • divest

2. Get undressed

  • "Please don't undress in front of everybody!"
  • "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
    synonym:
  • undress
  • ,
  • discase
  • ,
  • uncase
  • ,
  • unclothe
  • ,
  • strip
  • ,
  • strip down
  • ,
  • disrobe
  • ,
  • peel

3. Remove the surface from

  • "Strip wood"
    synonym:
  • strip

4. Remove substances from by a percolating liquid

  • "Leach the soil"
    synonym:
  • leach
  • ,
  • strip

5. Lay bare

  • "Denude a forest"
    synonym:
  • denude
  • ,
  • bare
  • ,
  • denudate
  • ,
  • strip

6. Steal goods

  • Take as spoils
  • "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
    synonym:
  • plunder
  • ,
  • despoil
  • ,
  • loot
  • ,
  • reave
  • ,
  • strip
  • ,
  • rifle
  • ,
  • ransack
  • ,
  • pillage
  • ,
  • foray

7. Remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

  • "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"
  • "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
    synonym:
  • clean
  • ,
  • strip

8. Strip the cured leaves from

  • "Strip tobacco"
    synonym:
  • strip

9. Remove the thread (of screws)

    synonym:
  • strip

10. Remove a constituent from a liquid

    synonym:
  • strip

11. Take off or remove

  • "Strip a wall of its wallpaper"
    synonym:
  • strip
  • ,
  • dismantle

12. Draw the last milk (of cows)

    synonym:
  • strip

13. 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"
    synonym:
  • strip
  • ,
  • undress
  • ,
  • divest
  • ,
  • disinvest

Examples of using

The strong, gusty wind strived to strip the leaves off the trees.