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English definition of “strip”

strip

verb [T] (REMOVE COVER)    /strɪp/ (-pp-)
to remove, pull, or tear the covering or outer layer from something: Because of the pollution, the trees are almost completely stripped of bark. The paintwork was so bad that we decided to strip off all the paint and start again. [+ adj] During the summer months, the sheep strip the mountains bare.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of strip verb (REMOVE COVER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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