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strip

verb  us   /strɪp/ (-pp-)

strip verb (REMOVE COVERING)

[T] to remove, pull, or tear the covering or outer layer from something: I have this cabinet that had about eight layers of paint on it, and I stripped it down to refinish it. [T] If you strip someone of something, you remove it from that person: Canada wants to strip Luitjens, a retired University of British Columbia botany instructor, of his citizenship.

strip verb (REMOVE CLOTHING)

[I/T] to remove your clothes, or to remove the clothes from someone else: [M] It was so hot that we stripped off our shirts. [I] We were told to strip to the waist (= remove our clothes above the waist). [I] The nurse told me to strip down to my underwear (= remove all of my clothes except my underwear).

strip

noun  us   /strɪp/

strip noun (PIECE)

[C] a long, flat, narrow piece: a strip of land He didn’t have a bandage, so he ripped up his shirt into thin strips. To prolong the working life of your credit card, keep the magnetic strip protected from scratches, heat, and moisture.

strip noun (REMOVAL OF CLOTHING)

[U] the act of removing your clothes, esp. as an entertainment: I jumped on the table and started to do a strip.
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