verb (used with object), stripped or stript, stripping.
to deprive of covering:
to strip a fruit of its rind.
to deprive of clothing; make bare or naked.
to take away or remove:
to strip sheets from the bed.
to deprive or divest:
to strip a tree of its bark; to strip him of all privileges.
to clear out or empty:
to strip a house of its contents.
to deprive of equipment; dismantle:
to strip a ship of rigging.
to dispossess, rob, or plunder:
to strip a man of his possessions.
to remove varnish, paint, wax, or the like from:
The wood should be stripped and then refinished.
to separate the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco).
to remove the midrib, as from tobacco leaves.
Machinery. to break off the thread of (a screw, bolt, etc.) or the teeth of (a gear), as by applying too much force.
to remove the mold from (an ingot).
to draw the last milk from (a cow), especially by a stroking and compressing movement.
to draw out (milk) in this manner.
Photoengraving. to remove (the emulsion from a film base) in order to place it on a glass plate for exposure to the metal plate.
to clean (a carding roller) by removing waste fibers.
to transfer (fibers) from one carding roller to another.
to remove (color) from a cloth or yarn in order to redye it another color.
to remove color from (a cloth or yarn).
Bridge. to lead successively winning cards from (a hand) in order to dispose of as many cards as necessary preparatory to surrendering the lead to an opponent so that any card the opponent plays will be to his or her disadvantage.
Mining. to strip-mine.
Chemistry. to remove the most volatile components from, as by distillation or evaporation.
Finance. to split (a bond) for selling separately as a principal certificate and as interest coupons.
Surgery. to remove (a vein) by pulling it inside out through a small incision, using a long, hooked instrument.
verb (used without object), stripped or stript, stripping.
to strip something.
to remove one’s clothes.
to perform a striptease.
to become stripped:
Bananas strip easily.
a narrow piece, comparatively long and usually of uniform width:
a strip of cloth, metal, land, etc.
a continuous series of drawings or pictures illustrating incidents, conversation, etc., as a comic strip.
an airstrip; runway.
Philately. three or more stamps joined either in a horizontal or vertical row.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a road, street, or avenue, usually in a city or a main thoroughfare between outlying suburbs, densely lined on both sides by a large variety of retail stores, gas stations, restaurants, bars, etc.:
Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
verb (used with object), stripped, stripping.
to cut, tear, or form into strips.
Printing. to combine (a piece of film) with another, especially for making a combination plate of lines and halftones.
to broadcast (a television series) in multiple related segments, as daily from Monday through Friday.
verb strips, stripping, stripped
to take or pull (the covering, clothes, etc) off (oneself, another person, or thing): to strip a wall, to strip a bed
to remove all one’s clothes
to perform a striptease
(transitive) to denude or empty completely
(transitive) to deprive: he was stripped of his pride
(transitive) to rob or plunder
(transitive) to remove (paint, varnish, etc) from (a surface, furniture, etc) by sanding, with a solvent, etc: stripped pine
(transitive) Also pluck. to pull out the old coat of hair from (dogs of certain long- and wire-haired breeds)
to remove the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco, etc)
to separate the two sides of a leaf from the stem of (tobacco, etc)
(transitive) (agriculture) to draw the last milk from each of the teats of (a cow)
to dismantle (an engine, mechanism, etc)
to tear off or break (the thread) from (a screw, bolt, etc) or (the teeth) from (a gear)
(often foll by down) to remove the accessories from (a motor vehicle): his car was stripped down
to remove (the most volatile constituent) from (a mixture of liquids) by boiling, evaporation, or distillation
(printing) (usually foll by in) to combine (pieces of film or paper) to form a composite sheet from which a plate can be made
(transitive) (in freight transport) to unpack (a container) See also stuffing and stripping
the act or an instance of undressing or of performing a striptease
a relatively long, flat, narrow piece of something
short for airstrip
(philately) a horizontal or vertical row of three or more unseparated postage stamps
the clothes worn by the members of a team, esp a football team
(commerce) a triple option on a security or commodity consisting of one call option and two put options at the same price and for the same period Compare strap (sense 5)
(NZ) short for dosing strip
(informal) tear someone off a strip, to rebuke (someone) angrily
verb strips, stripping, stripped
to cut or divide into strips
v. stripped, strip·ping, strips
To press out or drain off by milking.
To make a subcutaneous excision of a vein in its longitudinal axis, usually of a leg vein.
string someone up
noun, Finance. 1. a bond that has been stripped into its principal certificate and interest coupons, each part to be sold separately.
- Strip cartoon
noun 1. another term for comic strip
noun 1. a continuous area of urban development lying between or embracing two or more large cities and having a population of at least one million; megalopolis.
noun 1. strip joint. noun 1. a small club in which striptease performances take place