Definition of “undress” - English Dictionary

“undress” in British English

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undressverb [ I or T ]

uk /ʌnˈdres/ us /ʌnˈdres/
adjective [ usually after verb ] uk /ʌnˈdrest/ us /ʌnˈdrest/


  • Please get undressed and put on a hospital gown.
  • She walked in on me when I was getting undressed.


The kids got undressed and ready for bed.


uk /ʌnˈdres/ us /ʌnˈdres/ formal or humorous

(Definition of “undress” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“undress” in American English

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undressverb [ I/T ]

us /ʌnˈdres/

to remove your clothes or remove the clothes from someone else:

[ I ] She undressed quickly and took a shower.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ʌnˈdrest/

The nurse said to get undressed.

(Definition of “undress” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)