See also: Strip
- (countable) A long, thin piece of land; any long, thin area.
- The countries were in dispute over the ownership of a strip of desert about 100 metres wide.
- (usually countable, sometimes uncountable) A long, thin piece of any material; any such material collectively.
- Papier mache is made from strips of paper.
- Squeeze a strip of glue along the edge and then press down firmly.
- I have some strip left over after fitting out the kitchen.
- 2012 May 8, Yotam Ottolenghi; Sami Tamimi, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, Random House, →ISBN, page 79:
- First, marinate the tofu. In a bowl, whisk the kecap manis, chilli sauce, and sesame oil together. Cut the tofu into strips about 1cm thick, mix gently (so it doesn't break) with the marinade and leave in the fridge for half an hour.
- A comic strip.
- A landing strip.
- A strip steak.
- (US) A street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities.
- (sport of fencing) The playing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
- (Britain, soccer) The uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
- (mining) A trough for washing ore.
- The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Farrow to this entry?)
- (television) A television series aired at the same time daily (or at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
- (long, thin piece of bacon): rasher
Terms derived from strip (noun)
long, thin piece of land or material
short for comic strip, see also translations for comic strip
short for landing strip, see also translations for landing strip
strip steak — see strip steak
street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities
issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion
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- (transitive) To remove or take away, often in strips or stripes.
- Norm will strip the old varnish before painting the chair.
- (usually intransitive) To take off clothing.
- Seeing that no one else was about, he stripped and dived into the river.
- 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, in The Guardian:
- The prosecution case was that the men forced the sisters to strip, threw their clothes over the bridge, then raped them and participated in forcing them to jump into the river to their deaths. As he walked off the bridge, Clemons was alleged to have said: "We threw them off. Let's go."
- (intransitive) To perform a striptease.
- In the seedy club, a group of drunken men were watching a woman stripping.
- (transitive) To take away something from (someone or something); to plunder; to divest.
- The athlete was stripped of his medal after failing a drugs test.
- They had stripped the forest bare, with not a tree left standing.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Genesis 32:23:
- They stript Joseph out of his coat.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- opinions which […] no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown
- 1856, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI
- He was obliged to sell his silver piece by piece; next he sold the drawing-room furniture. All the rooms were stripped; but the bedroom, her own room, remained as before.
- 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in the Guardian:
- The lawyer and twice-divorced mother of three had presented herself as the modern face of her party, trying to strip it of unsavoury overtones after her father's convictions for saying the Nazi occupation of France was not "particularly inhumane".
- 2013, Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession (in The Guardian, 19 January 2013)
- After the confession, the lawsuits. Lance Armstrong's extended appearance on the Oprah Winfrey network, in which the man stripped of seven Tour de France wins finally admitted to doping, has opened him up to several multi-million dollar legal challenges.
- (transitive) To remove cargo from (a container).
- (transitive) To remove (the thread or teeth) from a screw, nut, or gear, especially inadvertently by overtightening.
- Don't tighten that bolt any more or you'll strip the thread.
- The screw is stripped.
- (intransitive) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut.
- (transitive) To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
- (transitive, bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also strip-squeeze.)
- (transitive) To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
- (transitive) To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.
- To press out the ripe roe or milt from fishes, for artificial fecundation.
- (television, transitive) To run a television series at the same time daily (or at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
- (transitive, agriculture) To pare off the surface of (land) in strips.
- (transitive) To remove the overlying earth from (a deposit).
- (transitive, obsolete) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
- 1618, Georege Chapman, A Hymn to Apollo
- when first they stripp'd the Malean promontory
- 1612–1613, Nathan Field; John Fletcher; Philip Massinger, “The Honest Mans Fortune”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972, Act I, scene i:
- Before he reached it he was out of breath, / And then the other stript him.
- 1618, Georege Chapman, A Hymn to Apollo
- To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
- To remove fibre, flock, or lint from; said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
- To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands".
- To remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
conjugation of strip
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|you strip||you strip||you are stripping||you are stripping||you have stripped||you have stripped||you have been stripping||you have been stripping|
|he strips||they strip||he is stripping||they are stripping||he has stripped||they have stripped||he has been stripping||they have been stripping|
|past||I stripped||we stripped||I was stripping||we were stripping||I had stripped||we had stripped||I had been stripping||we had been stripping|
|you stripped||you stripped||you were stripping||you were stripping||you had stripped||you had stripped||you had been stripping||you had been stripping|
|he stripped||they stripped||he was stripping||they were stripping||he had stripped||they had stripped||he had been stripping||they had been stripping|
|future||I will strip||we will strip||I will be stripping||we will be stripping||I will have stripped||we will have stripped||I will have been stripping||we will have been stripping|
|you will strip||you will strip||you will be stripping||you will be stripping||you will have stripped||you will have stripped||you will have been stripping||you will have been stripping|
|he will strip||they will strip||he will be stripping||they will be stripping||he will have stripped||they will have stripped||he will have been stripping||they will have been stripping|
|conditional||I would strip||we would strip||I would be stripping||we would be stripping||I would have stripped||we would have stripped||I would have been stripping||we would have been stripping|
|you would strip||you would strip||you would be stripping||you would be stripping||you would have stripped||you would have stripped||you would have been stripping||you would have been stripping|
|he would strip||they would strip||he would be stripping||they would be stripping||he would have stripped||they would have stripped||he would have been stripping||they would have been stripping|
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:strip.
terms derived from strip (verb)
to remove or take away
to take off clothing
to do a striptease
to take away, to plunder
to remove thread or teeth
bridge: to remove all cards of a particular suit from another player
to empty tubing
television: to run a TV series at the same time daily
agriculture: to pare off the surface of land in strips
to remove the midrib
strip (plural strips)
- The act of removing one's clothes; a striptease.
- She stood up on the table and did a strip.
- (attributively, of games) Denotes a version of a game in which losing players must progressively remove their clothes.
- strip poker; strip Scrabble
- 1980, Victor Miller, Friday the 13th (film)
- We're going to play Strip Monopoly.
- 20 May 2018, Hadley Freeman in The Guardian, Is Meghan Markle the American the royals have needed all along?
- What was going to happen to this cheeky boy, suddenly deprived of his fun-loving mother, and left with his cold father who barely touched him at her funeral? For a long time – a Nazi uniform here, a game of strip billiards there – it looked like the answer was: nothing good.
short for striptease; see also translations for striptease
- OED 2nd edition 1989
- Funk&Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary
strip m (plural strips)
- Abbreviation of .
strȉp m (Cyrillic spelling стри̏п)
- comic (a cartoon story)