Meaning of STRIP in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ strɪp ]
( strips, stripping, stripped)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A strip of something such as paper, cloth, or food is a long, narrow piece of it.
...a new kind of manufactured wood made by pressing strips of wood together and baking them...
Serve dish with strips of fresh raw vegetables.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
A strip of land or water is a long narrow area of it.
The coastal cities of Liguria sit on narrow strips of land lying under steep mountains.
...a short boat ride across a narrow strip of water.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
A strip is a long street in a city or town, where there are a lot of stores, restaurants, and hotels. ( AM )
...Goff’s Charcoal Hamburgers on Lover’s Lane, a busy commercial strip in North Dallas.
If you strip , you take off your clothes.
They stripped completely, and lay in the damp grass...
Women residents stripped naked in protest.
VERB : V , V adj
Strip off means the same as strip .
The children were brazenly stripping off and leaping into the sea.
PHRASAL VERB : V P
If someone is stripped , their clothes are taken off by another person, for example in order to search for hidden or illegal things.
One prisoner claimed he’d been dragged to a cell, stripped and beaten.
VERB : usu passive , be V-ed
see also strip-search
To strip something means to remove everything that covers it.
After Mike left for work I stripped the beds and vacuumed the carpets...
The floorboards in both this room and the dining room have been stripped, sanded and sealed.
VERB : V n , V n
If you strip an engine or a piece of equipment, you take it to pieces so that it can be cleaned or repaired.
Volvo’s three-man team stripped the car and restored it.
VERB : V n
Strip down means the same as strip .
In five years I had to strip the water pump down four times...
I stripped down the two SU carburettors, cleaned and polished the pieces and rebuilt the units.
PHRASAL VERB : V n P , V P n (not pron)
To strip someone of their property, rights, or titles means to take those things away from them.
A senior official was stripped of all his privileges for publicly criticising his employer.
VERB : be V-ed of n , also V n of n
In a newspaper or magazine, a strip is a series of drawings which tell a story. The words spoken by the characters are often written on the drawings. ( AM )
...the Doonesbury strip.
see also landing strip
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006