Strip meaning

strĭp
The definition of a strip is a long narrow piece or section of something.

An example of strip is a narrow piece of land on a coastline.

An example of strip is a long thin piece of cardboard.

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A striptease.
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A comic strip.
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To fall away or be removed; peel.

The wallpaper strips away easily.

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To mount (a photographic positive or negative) on paper to be used in making a printing plate.
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An airstrip.
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An area, as along a busy street or highway, that is lined with a great number and variety of commercial establishments.
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To cut or tear into strips.
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To remove (the clothing or covering) of or from (a person); make naked; undress.
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To deprive or dispossess (a person or thing) of (honors, titles, attributes, etc.)
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To despoil of wealth, property, etc.; plunder; rob.
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To make bare or clear by removing fruit, growth, removable parts, etc.

To strip a room of furniture.

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To take apart (a firearm, etc.) piece by piece, as for cleaning; dismantle.
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To break or damage the thread of (a nut, bolt, or screw) or the teeth of (a gear)
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To remove the last milk from (a cow) with a stroking movement of the thumb and forefinger.
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To remove the large central rib from (tobacco leaves) or the leaf from (the stalk)
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To take off all clothing; undress.
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To perform a striptease.
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A long, narrow piece, as of land, ribbon, wood, etc.
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An area of dense commercial development, often of a specified kind, along a thoroughfare.

A fast-food strip.

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A vertical or horizontal row of three or more attached stamps.
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To cut or tear into strips.
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(countable, uncountable) Material in long, thin pieces.

You use strips of paper in papier mache. He welded together some pieces of strip.

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A comic strip.
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A landing strip.
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A strip steak.
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A street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities.
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(fencing) The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
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(UK football) The uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
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(mining) A trough for washing ore.
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The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.

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To remove or take away.

Norm will strip the old varnish before painting the chair.

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(usually intransitive) To take off clothing.
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(intransitive) To perform a striptease.
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To take away something from (someone or something); to plunder; to divest.
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To remove (the thread or teeth) from a screw, nut, or gear.

The thread is stripped.

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To remove the thread or teeth from (a screw, nut, or gear).

The screw is stripped.

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(intransitive) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut.
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To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
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(bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
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To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
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To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.
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(television) To run a television series at the same time daily (at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
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(agriculture) To pare off the surface of (land) in strips.
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Beaumont and Fletcher.

Before he reached it he was out of breath, / And then the other stripped him.

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To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
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To remove fibre, flock, or lint from; said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
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To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
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Strip is defined as to remove clothing or covering or take something away from a person or thing.

An example of strip is a woman removing her clothes for tips in a club.

An example of strip is removing a layer of paint from a chest of drawers.

An example of strip is taking away a title from a person.

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To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
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To press the last drops of milk from (a cow or goat, for example) at the end of milking.
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Origin of strip

  • Middle English stripen from Old English -strȳpan to plunder (in bestrȳpan)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English perhaps from Middle Low German strippe strap, thong

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English strÄ«epan (“plunder")

    From Wiktionary

  • From alteration of stripe or from Middle Low German strippe

    From Wiktionary