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.

= stretch

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.



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

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