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Noun: strip  strip
  1. A relatively long narrow piece of something
    "he felt a flat strip of muscle"
  2. Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    - slip
  3. An airfield without normal airport facilities
    - airstrip, flight strip, landing strip
  4. A sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
    - comic strip, cartoon strip, funnies, strip cartoon
  5. Thin piece of wood or metal
  6. A form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music
    "she did a strip right in front of everyone";
    - striptease, strip show
Verb: strip (stripped,stripping)  strip
  1. Take away possessions, function, power or title
    "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets";
    - deprive, divest
  2. Get undressed
    "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"; "please don't strip down in front of everybody!";
    - undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip down, disrobe, peel, unrobe
  3. Remove the surface from
    "strip wood"
  4. Remove substances from by a percolating liquid
    - leach
  5. Remove or clear everything so that nothing is left
    "strip a forest";
    - denude, bare, denudate
  6. Steal goods; take as spoils
    "During the earthquake people stripped the stores that were deserted by their owners";
    - plunder, despoil, loot, reave [archaic], rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
  7. Remove all contents or possessions from, or empty completely
    "The boys stripped the sandwich platters";
    - clean
  8. Strip the cured leaves from
    "strip tobacco"
  9. Remove the thread (of screws)
  10. (chemistry) remove a constituent from a liquid
  11. Take off or remove
    "strip a wall of its wallpaper";
    - dismantle
  12. Draw the last milk (of cows)
  13. Remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
    "The nurse quickly stripped the accident victim";
    - undress, divest, disinvest

Derived forms: strips, stripped, stripping

Type of: airfield, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], cartoon, clear, field, flying field, landing field, lumber, milk, nude dancing, part, piece, remove, sketch, smooth, smoothen, take, take away, take off, timber, withdraw

Part of: comic book, newspaper, paper

Encyclopedia: Strip