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"strip" in British English

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stripverb

uk   /strɪp/  us   /strɪp/ (-pp-)

stripnoun

uk   /strɪp/  us   /strɪp/
(Definition of strip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strip" in American English

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stripverb

 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).

stripnoun

 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.
(Definition of strip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"strip" in Business English

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stripverb [T]

uk   us   /strɪp/ (-pp-)
FINANCE to remove the interest payments from a bond and sell them separately from the original bond: Certain of these securities may have variable interest rates and others may be stripped.
(also strip sth down) to separate a machine or piece of equipment into separate parts in order to clean or repair it: Apprentices are taught how to strip and repair machinery.

stripnoun [C]

uk   us   /strɪp/ (also strip mall) US COMMERCE
a row of stores and small businesses built together along the side of a main road: commercial/retail strips
(Definition of strip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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