Meaning of STRIP in English
/ strɪp; NAmE / verb , noun
( -pp- )
TAKE OFF CLOTHES
strip sth (off) | strip (down to sth) | strip sb (to sth) to take off all or most of your clothes or another person's clothes
SYN undress :
[ v ]
I stripped and washed myself all over.
We stripped off and ran down to the water.
She stripped down to her underwear.
[ vn ]
He stood there stripped to the waist (= he had no clothes on the upper part of his body) .
[ vn - adj ]
He was stripped naked and left in a cell.
[ v ] to take off your clothes as a form of entertainment; to perform a striptease
[ vn ] strip sth (off) | strip A (off / from B) / ~ B (of A) to remove a layer from sth, especially so that it is completely exposed :
Strip off all the existing paint.
Deer had stripped the tree of its bark.
Deer had stripped all the bark off the tree.
After the guests had gone, I stripped all the beds (= removed all the sheets in order to wash them) .
strip sth (out) to remove all the things from a place and leave it empty :
[ vn ]
We had to strip out all the old wiring and start again.
[ vn - adj ]
Thieves had stripped the house bare.
[ vn ] strip sth (down) to separate a machine, etc. into parts so that they can be cleaned or repaired
SYN dismantle :
They taught us how to strip down a car engine and put it back together again.
[ vn ] strip sb of sth to take away property or honours from sb, as a punishment :
He was disgraced and stripped of his title.
- strip sth away
LONG, NARROW PIECE
a long narrow piece of paper, metal, cloth, etc. :
a strip of material
Cut the meat into strips.
—see also rumble strip
a long narrow area of land, sea, etc. :
the Gaza Strip
The islands are separated by a narrow strip of water.
—see also airstrip , landing strip
OF SPORTS TEAM
[ usually sing. ] ( BrE ) the uniform that is worn by the members of a sports team when they are playing :
Juventus in their famous black and white strip
the team's away strip (= that they use when playing games away from home)
TAKING CLOTHES OFF
[ usually sing. ] an act of taking your clothes off, especially in a sexually exciting way and in front of an audience :
to do a strip
a strip show
—see also striptease
( NAmE ) a street that has many shops, stores, restaurants, etc. along it :
( NAmE ) = comic strip
see tear (I) verb
noun senses 3 to 4 and verb Middle English (as a verb): of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stropen . Sense 3 of the noun arose in the late 20th cent., possibly from the notion of clothing to which a player “strips” down.
noun senses 1 to 2 and noun senses 5 to 6 late Middle English : from or related to Middle Low German strippe strap, thong, probably also to stripe .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005