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Definition of Strip

Strip

  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.
  2. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
  3. To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
  4. To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
  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.
  6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
  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.
  8. To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
  9. To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
  10. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
  11. To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
  12. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
  13. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
  14. To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
  15. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
  16. A trough for washing ore.
  17. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
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Strip Translations

strip in Afrikaans is band
strip in Dutch is strip, windsel, strook, reep
strip in Finnish is juova, nauha
strip in German is entkleiden, abschneiden, abstreifen, isolieren
strip in Italian is lista, denudare, smontare
strip in Portuguese is tira
strip in Spanish is desnudarse, desmontar, tira, raya
strip in Swedish is strimma, remsa