strip

I.
/strɪp / (say strip)

verb (stripped or, Rare, stript, stripping)
verb (t)
1. to deprive of covering: to strip a fruit of its rind.
2. to deprive of clothing; make bare or naked.
3. to deprive or divest: to strip a tree of its fruit.
4. to clear out or empty: to strip a house of its contents.
5.
a. to separate the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco).
b. to remove the midrib, etc., from (tobacco leaves).
6. to deprive of equipment; dismantle: to strip a ship of rigging.
7. to rob, plunder, or dispossess: to strip someone of their possessions.
8. to take away or remove: to strip pictures from a wall.
9. Machinery to tear off the thread of (a screw, bolt, etc.) or the teeth of (a gear, etc.), as by applying too much force.
10. Agriculture
a. to harvest (part of a plant, as grains of wheat) using a specially constructed machine.
b. to harvest (a crop).
c. to gather the crop from: to strip the fields.
11. to remove old paint, distemper, etc., from (a surface) prior to redecorating.
12. Chemistry to remove the most volatile components from (a mixture) by distillation or evaporation.
13.
a. to draw the last milk from (a cow), especially by a stroking and compressing movement.
b. to draw out (milk) thus.
verb (i)
14. to strip something; especially, to strip oneself of clothes.
15. to perform a striptease.
16. to become stripped.
17. to gather a crop.
phrase
18. strip in, Printing (in photocomposition) to affix (individual pieces) to make up a composite sheet.
{Middle English stripe, Old English -strȳpan}
stripped, adjective
stripping, noun
Usage: For def. 10, see note at harvest.
II.
[c]/strɪp / (say strip)

noun
1. a narrow piece, comparatively long and usually of uniform width: a strip of cloth; a strip of metal; a strip of land.
2. Colloquial a sporting uniform.
3. a continuous series of pictures, as in a newspaper, illustrating incidents, conversation, etc. See comic strip.
4. Philately three or more stamps joined in either a horizontal or vertical row.
5. airstrip.
6. a cluster or row of shops, businesses, etc., especially as specified, on one or both sides of a stretch of road: the Crown Street strip; the nightclub strip.
verb (t) (stripped, stripping)
7. to cut into strips.
phrase
8. tear (or take) strips off, Colloquial to castigate mercilessly.
{late Middle English, ? from Middle Low German strippe strap; related to stripe1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Strip — Strip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stripping}.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. str?pan in bestr?pan to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.] 1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • strip — ‘narrow piece’ [15] and strip ‘remove covering’ [13] are distinct words. The former was perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German strippe ‘strap’, and may be related to English stripe [17], an acquisition from Middle Dutch strīfe. A stripling [13]… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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  • strip — ‘narrow piece’ [15] and strip ‘remove covering’ [13] are distinct words. The former was perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German strippe ‘strap’, and may be related to English stripe [17], an acquisition from Middle Dutch strīfe. A stripling [13]… …   Word origins

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