Meaning of STRIP in English

STRIP

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a football strip (= clothes worn by a particular football team )

The team wear a different football strip for their Champions League matches.

a strip of land (= a narrow piece of land )

They owned the strip of land between the forest and the sea.

asset stripping

be stripped of your rank (= have it taken from you as a punishment )

The officer was stripped of his rank for his part in affair.

cartoon strip

comic strip

landing strip

rumble strip

strip cartoon

strip club

strip joint

strip light

strip lighting

strip mall

strip mine

strip paint (= remove all the paint from a surface )

We decided to strip the paint off the doors.

strip poker

strip search

strip show

stripped naked

The governor ordered the prisoner to be stripped naked and whipped.

stripped to the waist (= not wearing any clothes on the top half of your body )

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

asset

That is using assets , not stripping them.

Some senior executives have been accused by minority shareholders of mismanagement, nepotism, and of presiding over asset-stripping .

citizenship

Their leader, Thorez, had deserted from the army and been stripped of his citizenship in 1939.

clothes

The dark eyes slid over her, just as they had earlier, seeming to strip the clothes from her skin.

Clearly disturbed, Brown stripped off his clothes and sat in the cell naked, covered with his own feces.

Paul obeyed her, stripped off his clothes , and sat in his dressing-gown while they dried.

One afternoon I stripped off my clothes and joined Clarisa under the covers.

Now she regretted stripping the clothes from his body.

Soldiers stopped high school girls on the streets, stripped off their clothes and sexually humiliated them.

She was hardly aware of him stripping her of her clothes before his tongue started its own journey of exploration.

They stripped off his clothes , and that was when he saw that his left knee was shattered.

flesh

Gulls gather in flocks to peck out eyes and strip the yellowing flesh .

The arms, legs and buttocks of these children are often stripped of flesh so that the skin hangs in folds.

Once it was back on the board the chef had it stripped to the flesh in seconds.

immunity

Before a criminal case can begin, he must be stripped of this immunity .

layer

It was a simple matter to strip off the layers of spoil from the stages in the construction.

power

The electorates of each country would be stripped of their powers .

Now, as he regarded the principal, stripped of his power , my father could not restrain himself any longer.

Mr Assad defused that crisis by stripping Rifat of power , but Alawite rivalries remain keen.

rank

He was hauled before a court martial and stripped of his rank .

shirt

Travis stripped off his shirt and tossed it aside before unrolling the sleeping-bag and spreading it before the fire.

Before attending to the child he stripped off his bleached-khaki shirt and gave it to Jane.

title

Britain's first world heavyweight champion in nearly 100 years he could be stripped of his title almost immediately.

Army in 1967, which led to him being stripped of his title .

waist

Many of the men who sat outside the tents were stripped to the waist and some of them were barefoot.

And a woman stripped naked to the waist , her luxuriant, flowered yellow hat vibrating against a deep black ground.

Five young men, already in custody, were stripped to the waist .

When insulted, they stripped to the waist , put on hideous driftwood masks and sang nasty songs at each other.

The well-endowed prisoners all strip to the waist and begin sweating and grunting as they struggle to free the craft.

He was stripped to the waist , tanned and big-shouldered, in remarkable condition for a man of his age.

He took off his jacket, tossed his tie to one side and stripped to the waist .

■ VERB

begin

Fearing collapse of the farm, workers began to strip buildings of wood and cannibalize tractor parts.

Six years ago she had begun stripping the blackened and crazed varnish off the interior woodwork.

Then the sea began to strip away tile mud, and it seemed as if the site would fall prey to looters.

And so began the systematic stripping away of what little autonomy Mama had left.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

""I'd like you to strip to the waist so I can listen to your chest,'' said the doctor.

I think we should strip the old varnish off and see what the wood's like underneath.

I was taken to police headquarters where I was stripped and searched.

One of the guards stripped the prisoner and beat him with a chain.

The men were stripped naked and herded into a small prison cell.

The prisoners were ordered to strip down to their underwear and wait for the guards.

The women in the club screamed and clapped as the male dancers began to strip .

Tim stripped and climbed into bed.

We stripped the doors down to the bare wood.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A reprimand would allow Gingrich to keep his leadership job, while a formal censure would strip Gingrich of his speakership.

All of the land swept by the floods was stripped absolutely to bedrock.

Face masks work by means of a mild exfoliating action, stripping off surface dead-skin cells.

He had been stripped and measured, and two tailors were now working on the clothes.

Some rooms were even stripped of their wallpaper.

We stood in the entranceway, stripping off our rain parkas as puddles formed at our feet.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

central

The effect is as if a central strip were cut out and the remaining top and bottom rectangles rejoined.

It was known from the start that the camera had this problem with the central strip .

The gaps between the central strip and the beading must be wide enough for the glass to slip easily into them.

The single cards too were placed variously in the top half, bottom half and crossing the central strip .

The central strip is more firmly fixed in place by two or three panel pins.

Once again, the gaps between the central strip and the beading must be wide enough to hold the glass.

A river of people surged, fighting to gain the central express strip where that panic-stricken river raced fastest.

coastal

And the ban will stay in place as long as the coastal strip is starved of much needed rain.

The islanders inhabit the coastal strip only, and subsist almost entirely on royalties from the mining.

Although hierarchy was not expressed by ritual along the coastal strip , inequality remained fundamental to perceptions of caste.

With his vision of what they could achieve, he planned a whole series of assaults on airfields along the coastal strip .

Large deposits of ash, burnt clay and associated briquetage have been found in numerous places along this coastal strip .

long

The repair film is available as patches or as a 3.5m long strip .

By combining long and short strips of two different metals-brass and steel-in one pendulum, Harrison eliminated the problem.

They are long , narrow strips of land surrounded on at least three sides by canals.

The skin at her forehead blistered up, peeling off in long ragged strips .

Now he was moving slowly as the bark peeled back in a longer and longer strip .

Cut a long strip of fondant to wrap around the bottom edge of the ship.

In the good, old-fashioned days text was sent off to be typeset and came back in long strips called galleys.

narrow

Guard a narrow strip of paper or linen pasted to a single leaf to allow sewing into a section for binding.

Thus a narrow horizontal strip in the middle of the image is not seen.

They are long, narrow strips of land surrounded on at least three sides by canals.

Now there was just a narrow strip of greasy jetty between Rincewind's heels and the river.

By using the push buttons you can run the lace patterns in narrow strips between stocking stitch.

Across the Estuary, two miles away, the sun was lighting up a narrow strip of sand on the Yorkshire coast.

The narrow strip of tarmac, not enclosed by fences, winds free in a continuous search for easy passage.

So a narrow vertical phosphor strip is all you need: rapid luminous sampling will reconstruct the image as it sweeps past.

small

Outside the door of the policemen's shelter is a small strip of land known as Snipers' Alley.

Chef Henry's Tip-Top Bistro is in a small strip mall in a space that was the original home of Bravissimo.

There is a small strip of garden at the front but nothing at the back or side, not even a yard.

San Francisco is only prevented from being an island by a very small strip of land.

This small strip of cloth has been invested with heavy historical implications.

thin

Cut the chicken, carrot and courgette into thin strips .

Slice the garlic cloves into thin strips and fry in the remaining olive oil.

The method of forming the top- and bottom-knots was to twist a thin strip of the shroud material into a cord.

With a cheese slicer or sharp knife, shave thin strips of cheese over pesto.

From the window you could see one thin strip of blue between the houses opposite; her view of the harbour.

Cut out long thin strips for trimming around the top edge of the boat and fix on with a dampened paint brush.

The pond from this angle was merely a thin strip of water.

wide

Cut out wide strips and wrap around cake and arrange strip of ribbon on board.

Stack greens few at a time and cut intoinch-#wide strips .

The wide strip will contain a language pattern which is well known to the pupils, eg give him the large book.

These transects comprised kilometer-#wide strips running north-south across the island.

Some nests are given waterproof roofs by using particularly wide strips of leaves for the top half.

The members would like six-inch knitted squares or six-inch wide strips measuring six or four feet.

■ NOUN

cartoon

I felt like Max Zillion, a cartoon strip character devised by Hunt Emerson.

It comes from Al Capp's cartoon strip Li'l Abner.

club

Souvenir stands and pawnshops and a strip club attract those tired of spending their incomes one quarter at a time.

Next to the pub was a loud strip club .

I went to a strip club .

Apparently the strip club owners were threatening to put in dart boards and pool tables.

Double-entendre lyrics run amok at this sonic strip club from hell.

This entailed flying to Tokyo to live and work in a strip club .

The law rightly sets reasonable limits on where strip clubs can be located.

joint

This was because the arrival of the fleet was a very special time for the clubs and strip joints of Perth.

He also discussed a visit to a strip joint and what would make him run from a woman's bedroom.

Authorities hope to find a link between the Hells Angels and a fatal beating in a San Jose strip joint .

landing

In December 1991 he often visited a nearby farm landing strip and talked to microlight owners and examined their aircraft.

At Dungavel House, where the Duke of Hamilton had his residence, there was a private landing strip .

The landing strip had been described to me in some detail.

He has overshot the landing strip again.

It is certainly an aircraft that requires a good sized landing strip as approaches have to be made fairly flat.

It's used as a landing strip for emergencies only by the Luftwaffe.

He was directed towards a glider landing strip , but he appears to have clipped a tree and then crashed on farmland.

It dips its wings in acknowledgement of the landing strip , and circles, preparing to land.

light

Alternatively, you can opt for a strip light , and cut out any glare by concealing it with a baffle.

The stack swung in farther, revealing a long, damp passageway, dimly lit with strip lights.

The strip lights flickered again, providing the faintest luminescence.

Thunder rolled and grumbled beyond, and the eerie blue glow from the overhead strip lights flickered momentarily.

These are: Conventional pendant and ceiling lights , wall lights, table lamps, floor lamps and strip lights.

Meanwhile I tested the electric strip light to see if it still buzzed.

Another strip light exploded in the roaring maelstrom, showering them with glass.

Display a collection of models houses, soldiers, toys, cars-on shelves, carefully lit by strip lights behind baffles.

mall

Main Street has been replaced by the strip mall and the shopping mall, concentrating consumer goods in an auto-friendly space.

Chef Henry's Tip-Top Bistro is in a small strip mall in a space that was the original home of Bravissimo.

The restaurant was situated in a strip mall about four blocks from the office.

The typical retail pushcart is set up in the open areas of a shopping mall or strip mall.

The Moores have watched the trends for 17 years from their shop in the back of a strip mall in Silver Spring.

Tract housing, strip malls and public schools surrounded Southwestern.

She owned the ice cream parlor, plus a shared interest in a strip mall .

mine

Railroad tracks lead away from all the strip mines .

search

Every date would include a meal, a movie and a strip search .

In animals the sperm is given a sort of strip search as it enters the egg to remove all the organelles.

I found having it taken away worse than the strip search .

The strip search seemed fairly pointless, in as much as they didn't go through my pockets.

show

Then we took him to a strip show .

test

An alternative to blood testing by the laboratory is the use of a test strip in conjunction with a reflectance meter.

Use your test strip as a guide to how much flash to give.

Make up your ferri. solution fairly dilute and test on your test strip before applying to your finished image.

These test strips should be used only for monitoring and not for making executive decisions.

Looks like just a test strip .

With the crop at two large leaves, he made the bold step of taking the subsoiler through a 12m test strip .

Now make a test strip of your neg.

■ VERB

cut

Working quickly, he used his knife to cut strips of cloth from the man's clothing.

He used his X-Acto knife to cut a new signature strip from a sheet of opaque paper.

Thinly pare the rind from 1 orange and cut into narrow strips .

Stack greens few at a time and cut intoinch-wide strips .

Trim the edges so they are straight and even, and cut the strip so that it measures the circumference of the cake.

For the striped ribbon, thinly roll out the burgundy icing and cut into thick strips .

Dice the pineapple and cut the pepper into strips .

tear

Raising his tracksuit top, he tore a strip from the exposed white T-shirt underneath.

Then I destroyed them, sometimes tearing them into little strips , sometimes burning them.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

tear sb off a strip/tear a strip off sb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a strip of bacon

A strip of sand between the cliffs and the ocean.

Charlie wasn't allowed to play because he'd forgotten his strip .

She then snipped the satin into thin strips.

The uniform of the New York Yankees is white with a fine blue stripe.

You will need a strip of stiff cardboard to make this hat.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cut fish, shrimp, and strips of beef or liver are eaten eagerly.

He stared mournfully at the bright strip which appeared to float in the cold air over the small table.

Named after the strips of lead which used to be inserted between lines of metal type.

Roots and leafless bushes stuck up wildly at the extreme end of the strip .

She ironed their tiny strips of white embroidered cuffs and collars herself, and sewed them on fresh nearly every day.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.