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Definition of STRIP

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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; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark. [1913 Webster]

              And strippen her out of her rude array. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              They stripped Joseph out of his coat. --Gen. xxxvii.
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              Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
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              Before the folk herself strippeth she. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Strip your sword stark naked.         --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Naut.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips. [1913 Webster]

     5. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow. [1913 Webster]

     6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              When first they stripped the Malean promontory.
                                                    --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

              Before he reached it he was out of breath, And then the other stripped him.      --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

     7. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses. [1913 Webster]

              To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is stripping off the skin.               --Gilpin. [1913 Webster]

     8. (Mach.)
        (a) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped. (b) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped. [1913 Webster]

     9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action. [1913 Webster]

     10. (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged. [1913 Webster]

     11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Strip \Strip\, v. i.
     1. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mach.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See {Strip}, v. t., 8. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Strip \Strip\, n.
     1. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mining) A trough for washing ore.
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     3. (Gunnery) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

255 Moby Thesaurus words for "strip":
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