disrobe

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French desrober, from des- (dis-) + rober.

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VerbEdit

disrobe (third-person singular simple present disrobes, present participle disrobing, simple past and past participle disrobed)

  1. (transitive) To undress someone or something.
    Synonyms: dismantle, divest, strip, unclothe, uncover, undress
    • 2020, “House Music All Night Long”, in Beyond the Pale, performed by Jarvis Cocker:
      Goddamn this claustrophobia / 'Cause I should be disrobin’ ya
  2. (intransitive) To undress oneself.
    Synonyms: strip, get undressed
    • 1977 May 18, Ken Murrah, "'Champagne Complex' Is Simply Hilarious" in The Daily Press
      It concerns a young woman (played by Wendy Rieger) with a rather curious problem: she starts to disrobe every time she drinks champagne.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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