Meaning of STRIP in English


I. verb (~ped; also ~t; ~ping) Etymology: Middle English strepen, ~pen, from Old English -strīepan; akin to Old High German stroufen to ~ Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to remove clothing, covering, or surface matter from, to deprive of possessions, to divest of honors, privileges, or functions, 2. to remove extraneous or superficial matter from , to remove furniture, equipment, or accessories from , to make bare or clear (as by cutting or grazing), to finish a milking of by pressing the last available milk from the teats , 5. to remove cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco), to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves), to tear or damage the thread of (a separable part or fitting), to separate (components) from a mixture or solution, to press eggs or milt out of (a fish), to remove (a subcutaneous vein) by means of a surgical instrument , intransitive verb 1. to take off clothes, to perform a ~tease, peel 1, ~pable adjective II. noun Etymology: probably alteration of 3~e Date: 1548 1. a long narrow piece of a material, a long narrow area of land or water, air~ , a commercially developed area especially along a highway, comic ~ , ~tease

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