- strip1 [ strıp ] verb **1. ) intransitive or transitive to take off all your clothes or another person's clothes:They all stripped and ran into the water.Josh was stripped to the waist (=naked above the waist).strip naked: The soldiers were forced to strip naked in freezing temperatures.a ) intransitive to take off your clothes as entertainment:She made money stripping in bars.2. ) transitive to remove something that covers something:We spent the weekend stripping wallpaper.strip something off/from something: The wind had stripped the leaves from the trees.a ) to remove sheets and other covers from a bed3. ) transitive to take something such as a machine apart4. ) transitive to take something away using force or authority:strip someone of something: They stripped the prisoners of weapons and cash.a ) to remove everything useful from a room or vehicle:Thieves had stripped the car when police found it.,strip a`way phrasal verb transitive1. ) to remove something that covers something:Take care when stripping away old paint.2. ) to remove unnecessary things that hide what something is really like:Strip away the jargon, and these ideas are just the same as the old ones.,strip `down phrasal verb transitive1. ) to remove all or most of your clothes:strip down to: He stripped down to his underwear.2. ) to take something such as a machine apart:She completely stripped down the engine.stripstrip 2 [ strıp ] noun **1. ) count a piece of something such as cloth, paper, or grass that is much longer than it is wide:a strip of tapeCut the turkey into strips.a ) a long narrow area of land:The airport is built on a low-lying strip of land.2. ) singular a type of entertainment in which someone takes off their clothes: STRIPTEASE3. ) count a COMIC STRIP4. ) count BRITISH a UNIFORM worn by the players in a team
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.