Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “strip”

strip

verb
 
 
/strɪp/ (present participle stripping, past tense and past participle stripped)
CLOTHES [I, T] (also UK strip off) to remove all your clothes, or to remove all of someone else's clothes: She was stripped and searched by the guards. He stripped off his clothes and ran into the sea.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhereNot wearing or removing clothes
COVERING [T] (also strip off) to remove a covering from the surface of something: to strip paint/wallpaper off the wallRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhereInterior decoration
(Definition of strip verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “strip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

yo

used as an informal greeting between people who know each other or as an expression of approval

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More